It’s been such a mild morning, we thought we’d go for a walk before lunch.
The wind was slight, but the skies a little grey, so we played safe and wore our yellows.
People were gathering for the church service at the little chapel up the road, the first we’ve seen for a few months. We’ve never been inside so don’t know how big it is and if social distance would be possible, but judging by the number of vehicles outside and on the forecourt, it was well attended today.
Other than that, there were actually very few people about. Both ducks and geese are pairing up, doing their courtship dances, dips and dives. Spring is in the air.
We saw one guy we didn’t recognise coming towards us by the bridge and were able to change direction, then went up onto the prom for a change.
Even that was quiet, with only a handful of people on the sand with or without dogs, and apart from 4 cyclists, we had the prom to ourselves. It started to rain but didn’t come to anything and it was really pleasant to be out in the fresh air.
The cafes at either end of this stretch of promenade and also the one in the park are open for take away business. With Easter just a matter of weeks away, proprietors are being hopefully optimistic about the tourist trade. From our point of view, we’re dreading it, vaccines or no vaccines. It would appear I am one of the very few on our estate who have NOT been vaccinated yet. Hopefully I should hear something in the next few weeks. Even when I’ve had it though, we shall still be masking up to shop and avoiding people or conversing with our friends from a distance.
We walked back through the estate, commenting that we hadn’t seen a few of our friends for a while. One was tinkering in his garage, so we stopped and chatted for a little while, and as we did so, a couple of other people walked by that we recognised so we said Hi.
In total, we were out for over an hour. Hubby has done really well and any side effects from his jab yesterday are minimal. My lunch is cooking, and he has had his soup.
He’s trying a mix of whizzed custard and bran now. The banana milkshake was OK, but gave him a little indigestion, so maybe it was a try out too early.