A Walk in the Sunshine
Yesterday was a bright, sunny day so we decided to go for a walk around our nearest town, a couple of miles up the road.
P's knee was still a little painful so we only did an hour. We drove to the car park on the edge of town and walked down the back streets to the quayside. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll along the quayside, looking at the boats tied up in the marina and remarking on how blue the sea seemed. There were quite a few guillemots in the water. I think they are starting to nest there already.
When we got to the harbour entrance some of the crab boats were coming in; I think they must have just dropped their pots and were coming back empty.
It was very windy and the wind chill made me glad I wore my padded jacket. We had intended to stop at Fenella beach, just beside the castle, to get some photos of the whitecaps on the sea as it looked quite wild but we couldn't even stand up so made for the shelter of the breakwater.
The lifeboat crew were out on their Sunday morning manouevres so we stopped to watch them for a while. At the breakwater kiosk there was a crowd of bikers all enjoying their bacon baps, with the row of motorbikes all lined up along the breakwater wall.
No seals in the harbour this time. Probably not the right time of year to see them in the harbour, although they are around when the fishing boats come in.
P is now outside chopping wood for this evening's fire - it is still quite cold at night - but it was so lovely to be out and about in the sun for a change.