I went for a Sunday morning walk today with my friend Babs. She lives close by so came up to meet me before joining me on our planned walk around the footpaths above the town.
The first section is paved and car-free so was an easy, if uphill, stroll to the Hairpin bend on the TT Course.
We crossed the road and joined the next section of footpath but, after the recent rainy weather, this section was very muddy and slippery with wet leaves.
At the bottom of the track we were going to walk down through the houses into town for coffee but at this point the low, grey, damp cloud turned to a persistent, drenching drizzle. We decided to follow the series of ginnels / alleys between the houses back towards our starting point.
We surprised P by arriving home earlier than planned but the three of us spent a very pleasant hour together chatting over coffee and sharing a rather nice date and walnut cake which I had bought yesterday at the Farmers Market.
Who cares if it rains when you have cake!