After breakfast, we went for a walk, choosing to go through the park, up along the prom and then into town.
The lake was like a mill pond. Once again I only had my phone and the pictures are rubbish, but you get the idea.
We have the geese and ducks back, so it’s a little like old times.
The prom and beach were quite busy as dog walkers were exercising their pets and I had to laugh when two golden retrievers were frolicking in the waves, absolutely soaked and having a whale of a time. Maggie loved to swim, but sadly the sand would irritate her and even if we washed her off when we got home, there were still instances when she would clean her feet and lick them raw. We always kept some antibiotic cream in the doggie box along with her other medication. We had remedies for upset tummies, sore feet and stiff joints along with the nail clippers, antiseptic spray and clean up pads for wounds, and anti-flea treatments.
We were given another card the other day and I took a better picture of her in the frame by the window.
Hubby has put this one on my screen saver. She was about a year old here, and hadn’t developed her springer ears or feathers yet. This is another contender for the canvas print.
In contrast, the town was almost deserted.
Being Sunday, shops don’t open until 10 o’clock and we were early, but it was quite depressing at how many places were closed. Some are for good as the boards are up showing leases and freeholds for sale. The town managed with the first lockdown, but the second has hit hard. We saw very few people, and those we did were hunched and looking at the ground. We said good morning though, and they perked up a bit to respond but other than that, there is little soul left here.
We got back just after 10 and invited our neighbour in for a cuppa. Sunday is her day for family contact both here and in Australia, so she will be on the phone most of the day, but we weren’t surprised that she declined as we’re aware of the 25th anniversary of her son’s passing this month. She is having a hard time at the moment.
Dinner has been had, sausage, onion gravy, mash, peas, carrots and 2 sprouts for Hubby whereas I had a mountain of veg and new potatoes from the garden rather than mash. It all went down very well.