Monday

We had a trip down to Douglas yesterday morning. P dropped me off in town before heading off for his dentist appointment. 

After my couple of errands I had an hour to kill so thought I would browse through the shops.  I quickly became bored with that. I don't really need any clothes and I can't buy anything for the home until we know where we shall be on a permanent basis.  Instead  I headed to the Sea Terminal, bought a takeaway Costa Coffee and sat in the empty departure lounge to wait for P.

Back home,  the afternoon turned out to be wall to wall sunshine. Around 4 pm we decided to go out for a walk.

The view from the kitchen door as we left... (I had walked up to that tower the day before with the "Sunday Girls")...



A three minute walk down to the beach. There were lots of people walking on the sand and swimming in the sea.



We walked past the harbour and around to the park where we discovered it was aperitif time...








30 comments:

  1. How lovely to be able to walk down to the sea from your home.I haven't seen the sea for several years. nearest coast is a about a 2 hours drive from Hertfordshire!

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    1. Yes, although I am keen to move from our rental bungalow as soon as possible, I do love being so close to the beach. Every cloud and all that....

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  2. What a lovely place you live in.

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    1. Thank you. I am only showing the best bits though..it's not all pretty!

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  3. Looks a lovely day and the beach is not heaving with people.

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    1. Not enough people here for it to become overcrowded, as in the UK.

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  4. Aperitifs in the park is the pic I like best. Cheers

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  5. When you have time to spare in a town, and are tired of the shops, or even like me don't like shops at all so have to wait even longer, then I have find great interest in the patterns made by the paving stones and slabs. Sometimes, someone has actually decided they should be like that. I wonder if one can see the plans at the town hall.

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    1. Tasker, you are not a trainspotter by any chance?

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  6. Are The Sunday Girls the same as The Calendar Girls? Which month are you JayCee?

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    1. I am definitely December...cold and icy.

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  7. Mr T much prefers your version of seaside and park and a stroll out. It looks positively civilized (and free of strewn rubbish). His humans are inclined to agree.

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  8. I've always wanted to be on the beach in the winter. I always wondered what a beach looked like when no one was there. I had a chance about five years ago to go on a walk on a nearly deserted beach in the autumn. The sky was gray, the water was as gray as liquid steel and there were dolphins playing in the waves. I never knew that gray could be so varied and alive.

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    1. I am looking forward to autumn and winter beach walks too, provided the darned north wind doesn't turn me into a block of ice.

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  9. That is lovely, JayCee. How lucky you are to be able to live near so much natural beauty. Will you have views from your new home?

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    1. If we are lucky enough to be successful with this current attempt at buying a house, we shall be only a 4 minute walk from here, The house is tucked under that hill so the views will be a little different.

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  10. My father was a German refugee with the Kindertransport and interned at Douglas when war broke out, while his paperwork was checked to ensure he was not a spy. You are so lucky to be close to beaches and a nice pub for "a pair of teeth".

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    1. Your poor father. I don't think it would have been a very pleasant experience for him.

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  11. Looks like a nice place to go for a saunter.

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  12. The beach looks rather empty. Was that a tongue in cheek observation?

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    1. That is a lot of people for Ramsey! 😆

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  13. My wife often asks me what I'm doing, and I answer "Wandering aimlessly". If there's a nice glass of wine at the end, all the better.

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  14. Hello, I followed you here from Graham's blog and the mention of Douglas took my attention. My son-in-law's grandmother came from Douglas. The connection amuses me. I like the look of your hometown!

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  15. Hello Pauline and welcome. Thank you for your comment.
    How long ago did your son-in-law's grandmother leave Douglas? Has he ever been over for a visit?
    There is also a village called Douglas in Scotland but no connection with our Douglas as far as I know.
    It's a small world!

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    1. She migrated to Canada about 60 years ago I think, son-in-law now lives here in New Zealand. He and my daughter cancelled their long planned trip to UK and Europe when Covid first appeared. They will get there one day - hopefully.

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