It was a gorgeous sunny morning today but with a very strong, freezing wind left over from last night's storm.
I had gone off to bed last night at 10 p.m. and, without my hearing aids, heard nothing of the storm force winds blowing wheelie bins and garden contents around the streets. P was there when I awoke at 8 a.m. so he obviously made it home in one piece, despite having to drag a large tree branch out of the way that had been blocking his side of the road. Fortunately there were no other cars on the road at the time.
We walked into town after breakfast, stopping to take a look at the white caps out to sea. My goodness though, the wind was so strong and so cold I struggled to get this shot. My fingers were frozen within seconds.
Of course, as a result of the stormy weather the ferries had been cancelled so there were no UK newspapers or UK foodstuffs on the shelves. No Saturday crossword for us this week.
We did buy some Manx milk and local cheese and some veg and a pie from the Farmers Market then battled against the wind to get back for hot chocolate and a slice of coconut cake.
Last week I collected the framed photo collage of old Ramsey that I had won in the local British Legion prize draw. Apologies for the poor quality photo here, but I am quite pleased with my prize.
I do love walking by the sea when it is stormy - much more so than in the mountains. There is something about the power of it, the immensity of it all - and the spray and teh small. Makes you feel alive!ReplyDelete
It is quite exhilarating.Delete
The wind here was the same sort you experienced - too lazy to go round, so it came straight through. (A Scarborough "breeze" !) Tam is with her boyfriend this weekend (he's on the coast too), so will know all about the weather. You were brave to venture down to the front. We just went to Llandeilo for a little Antiques Fair, and that was sufficient!ReplyDelete
What a lovely prize that is and I'm sure it will look wonderful in your new home.
After braving the wind down to the shops, we returned home via the relative shelter of the main road. A brisk trot was in order!Delete
Yes, I am very pleased with my prize. Very unexpected and very welcome.
I am sure your photos collage will be an excellent "talking piece" in your new home JayCee. It's great and it would be good to see how many of them still exist and their history. They would give you fuel for more blog posts about Ramsey.ReplyDelete
When we went to collect the prize we spent some time chatting to the three lovely gentlemen who handed it over to me. They are all Ramsey born and bred and were able to tell us all about each photo, pointing out which of the buildings are no longer in existence and where they used to stand. It was fascinating, and I could have stayed there all morning listening to them!Delete
It was more than enough for me today just going to the co-op.ReplyDelete
'Twas a little raw out there.Delete
Glad to hear P made it home in one piece. Just a little weight-lifting on his way home, eh?ReplyDelete
Winning that photo collage was definitely serendipitous. So good that you were able to talk to those men who still had memories of the buildings in the photos.
I enjoy hearing accounts from people who know all about the town and its history. The photos bring it to life.Delete
That is a nice prize you won. You should make notes of what the men told you about each building and tape it on the back so you don't forget. Getting closer to moving day!!ReplyDelete
That is a good suggestion about making notes ... before I forget what they told me!Delete
The Ramsey photo-collage looks great. I hope it finds a suitable space in your new home. As for the title of this blogpost, I thought it said "Out for Some Blow" - "blow" being a colloquial term for cannabis or marijuana which are usually smoked by the users.ReplyDelete
I prefer to grow my own.Delete
Within about 300 metres of our front door, the sign said 'Farmers Market Here Today, 11 am'. We went at 11.05 am, and not a sign of any farmers or their wares. It was a nice sunny morning too!ReplyDelete
Are there still farms and local growers around there these days?Delete
Perhaps they just forgot to take down the sign from last summer?
A very British winter seaside view - bracing I believe its called. As a kid i always thought 'bracing' meant 'good for you, but not all that enjoyable'! The older I get the more I enjoy 2arm clothes and a 'bracing' walk in a place like that.ReplyDelete
You definitely need to be wearing the right clothes for it.Delete
I forgot my woolly hat and thought my ears were going to drop off.
I do love a roaring sea but I'd prefer. A good blow can be fun, for 5 minutes, unless you're struggling against it.ReplyDelete
We had a wee Storm last night. It lasted all of half an hour.
But I'd prefer? What? Full stop after sea.Delete
Half an hour? That wasn't so bad then. Ours has died down now but it is quite dark and breezy still with a temperature of 1C.Delete
Very nicely mounted and framed.ReplyDelete
It is larger than I remembered from the exhibition display but I am sure it will be fine in our hallway.Delete