. . . and half way through.
Good morning, everyone. Despite the weather forecast, yesterday was another lovely day. Yes, there were clouds, but never 'thick' and there were plenty of warm and sunny intervals too. AT the moment, it is definitely cloudy and the forecast is dull, dull, dull! We will see.
I slightly changed my plans yesterday.
I had the early morning stroll to pick up a paper and took the longer way back, stopping at the sea front to enjoy the waves before getting back and having breakfast.
My right foot (the one that used to give me a lot of trouble when I was enormous) was a bit painful so I decided to ease it up gently with a stroll up and down the main street, in and out of all the shops. As luck would have it, the tiny market was set up too. So up and down, in and out, went I but there wasn't much I wanted to got really and, as people had already told me, it was mostly jolly expensive. It was lovely to look though; one shop did pots of rather gorgeous looking salads and I think I might indulge for one for a lunch, maybe on the last day.
I did get one thing though. I will talk about my accommodation in another entry but, suffice it to say, it's very nice with a few niggles and one of the niggles is the size of the bath towels. One of my morning things (when I can) is to have my bath/shower, wrap one of my ginormous towels round myself and come back down for a while. I can get most ordinary bath towels around myself now but, sadly, not the ones provided here, which are a bit stingy size-wise. So, when I saw some beach towels in one of the shops, I got one and now I can do my usual for the remains of the holiday. This makes me very happy indeed! I guess we are all creatures of habit in many ways and we like our daily routines and patterns
I also popped into one of Adnams areas and booked a tour of the brewery for today at twelve. I had a choice, brewery or distillery but the girl said that if I wanted more about the history of the company, the brewery was the one to go for - so I did. When it's over, included in the price is a tasting session, presumably with opportunities to buy. Sounds good!
After lunch I set off to explore the coast the other way. The wind was stronger, the tide was almost right in, the waves were very splashy and it was fun although, sadly, I didn't get very far at all. The road morphed into a private road, the 'promenade' thing stopped with no beach access and I was certainly not going to go back and onto the sand, seeing as the tide was still coming in and what was left of the sand would soon be covered, if it wasn't already.
So I stood and watched (I just LOVE watching waves) for ages, very windswept and occasionally getting thoroughly splattered before strolling back to the pier and going up and down that. It's a nice little pier, free access, not all that long and with not too many little shops. There's also an odd water clock with a funny surprise every half an hour (I believe it's every half hour) that makes the adults guffaw and the children shriek with shocked amusement.
And my foot was fine, thanks to my walking shoes!
I'll check the tide times carefully and have another go when it's actually going out, walking along the sand, although I expect if it isn't safe or if it is private land, it will say so, and I'm not likely to invade someone else's privacy. I just couldn't see if I could have got any further by beach so it's worth a another look and will be a nice walk.
Once home again, I watched Wimbledon and pottered happily around, eating way too much (ooops), until bed time.
I slept like a log!
Today, I have the Adnams brewery tour to look forward to, which will be the main event of the day. I really ought to also give this little place a tidy up which will take all of . . . ooohhh, let's say fifteen minutes max!
I think I will have another 'enjoy the sand' morning and go to the tour starting place from there, rather than from here. It is so nice to just sit, kindle and/or magazine to hand, and enjoy the sea air, the sea sounds and the sight of happy people doing happy seaside things. Being very much an introvert, I have always been a people-watcher and it gives me great enjoyment.
After the tour, no idea. Maybe back to the shore, maybe back here to watch Wimbledon. I might pay the sea another evening visit; I'll see what the weather is doing by then.
In home news, all is well and Beth sent me a photo of one of the cucumber plants. It seems to be thriving.
Have a lovely day, everyone!