It’s Tuesday, and the day dawned so bright and sunny, I thought we were back in the summer. That was until I put my nose outside the front door and a cold wind hit me straight in the face!
Breakfast and minimal housework done (that little sweeper really is efficient and there’s no point dusting while the decorations are up), we went for a walk.
We had a birthday card to deliver down the road, so started by turning right out of our drive. As we were coming off our estate, we stopped to chat with a couple who had just got back from town. They said it was manic, cars going in all directions to park and people barging everyone out of the way. There was no social distancing and people were generally ‘quite horrible’. Made us glad we’d done our last shopping yesterday. Checking the fridge for basics like Hubby’s yogurt, cheese and spread, we are fine until New Year.
From there we went up onto the prom, deciding to turn right and walk towards the clubhouse. This picture was taken in April 2019.
The tide was going out, but our photogenic post was under several feet of water as it was when I took this picture in August 2019.
There were quite a few walkers down on the beach exercising their dogs. No puppy fix for me today as they were too far away. Several people were up on the prom out to enjoy the day, and we could tell they were locals as everyone was courteous in giving others space.
Rather than walk back along the path that runs parallel to but above the road, we walked a little further and went exploring!
There are several caravan and park home sites that back onto the prom, so there are steps giving access from them to the beach. We decided to follow one set and as entrance to the site is via a security gate, ended up on a windy (and muddy, oops) track that ran behind it. It brought us out about 100 yards down from the hall where I used to go to my Slimming World meetings and added extra to a normal walk, so I guess we must have walked a good mile and a half this morning.
The beach is quite lovely now as there are few visitors. Most stay at the top end of town, so we have it more or less to ourselves. We got home feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Lunch today was pasties, mixed veg and wedges. I made sure Hubby had the bigger ones which weren’t crunchy, and he managed half a dozen. Nice to be able to add something else, albeit cautiously, to the list of foods he can have.