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!