As we were sitting in the lounge after lunch, we heard a rather meaty engine in the skies and looked at our watches. Only 1.30, so not the Dakota, but we went outside when we realised it was the Hurricane with a griffin engine from the BBMF doing the fly past for Poppies on The Prom.
We got the Canon and Hubby took some shots over the house, but whatever he hit wasn’t the zoom so I had to tweak the best picture by cropping it and then enlarging it to 200%.
Annoyed that the schedule had been changed as it was obvious that the Dakota would not be doing a fly past as well later, we locked up the house and went up on to the prom to see what was going on.
Too many people, too many distractions, and too many visiting dog owners who didn’t give a toss about anyone else walking a dog. It’s all good for business I know and the cafes were busy, but Maya didn’t know where she was supposed to go and tried to make her own space, only for a pair of legs or a bouncing ball to cut her off.
We turned back as it was not fair on her, and getting very hot. Trying to get off the prom was hard work with people blocking the path and not giving way as well as pushbikes and pushchairs coming at us from all directions. Finally we were able to get down onto the road and sit on the bench to give Maya a drink. We cooled her off as best we could, had a drink ourselves, then made for home along the road rather than through the park which was also packed.
She was so hot and bothered by the time we got back but had a wee and a poo in the back garden before coming in to have another drink. We’d filled her bowl with fresh water before we’d left and she headed straight for it.
We realise now it was a mistake to go and we didn’t see anything other than half naked bodies in various shades of red sizzling on the sand anyway.
When we got home, everything we were wearing was soaking wet with sweat, so it all went in the wash and is drying out on the line. Maya is a lot more comfortable now and it’s quite cool indoors, so she’s been dozing on her bed.
Not exactly what we’d hoped for today.