To my friends across the pond

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

I'm so sorry you're all suffering so badly with the heat over there. Sadly we've just had the wettest July in years and August isn't going too well so far. Wish we could trade degrees!

I set off for the obligatory walk this morning with my dog, expecting to just do the bare minimum before the heavens opened as the sky was looking threatening. I'm so cross I didn't bother with the pedometer or the camera because as I walked the sun came out quite spectacularly and the big black clouds virtually disappeared. We ended up going right up to the Chasms, about 4 miles in total by the time we got home, and some fairly steep walking in places.

We could have gone further but we encountered a lot of sheep - they don't understand that my dog just wants to play .... and neither would the farmer. So we had to turn back. I have to admit to having a rest on my favourite bench - it's a great place to just empty the mind and breathe in the beauty of the landscape. I'm enjoying my holidays particularly because I don't have to be on the ball 24/7.

Tomorrow I'm taking a friend on a mystery tour around some of the neolithic and iron age sites in the south of the island, plus visiting a church which has ancient celtic crosses. The weather forecast is good so I shall definitely take the camera. Watch this space!

I wish I had the power to blow our weather over to you in return for a few days of guaranteed warmth and sunshine!
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    Thanks for sharing your wonderful walk with your dog. Please do include pictures if you can, next time!
    Looking forward to it!
    3703 days ago
    Your doing great keeping up with your walking. Must say I missed your beautiful pictures. I'm envious of your outing tomorrow, it sounds like your going to have a great time. Hope to see some pictures of your day. ENJOY!
    3703 days ago
    I'm dealing with the heat better than the humidity right now! It was 85 degrees when I was walking today and that was okay - the 95% humidity was not!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures of your walk - it sounds so interesting!
    3703 days ago
    Fair point! Actually I find that the humidity is the killer when I visit some parts of Canada and the US. I suppose it's what you're used to. The hottest I've known it here is 82F - I expect that's mild to you! I've noticed a few Spark friends have commented on how uncomfortable it is for them at the mo and just wish we could trade some degrees. And you can have some of our rain too. I'm nothing if not generous....

    We Brits just complain about the weather all the time, no matter what!

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    3703 days ago
    I am always struck by how our perceptions of heat differ when I am on your side of the pond. I have been in the UK and it has been 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) and I think it is a fabulous day while the locals are complaining. I always feel very sorry for UK tourists here in the summer. They think they are in the tropics, yet there is a lot of the United States closer to the equator. Enjoy your walks.
    3703 days ago
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