Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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I go to the seaside

I feel that I haven't really done anything today. I didn't do any writing and I haven't even finished transferring my To Dos from my notebook to the master list, let alone done anything on the list. And yet I did ...

  • Made a wholemeal loaf (OK, that was easy enough using the breadmaker)

  • Replaced two light fittings in the kitchen (which necessitated going into town to buy another fitting as I only had one in the cupboard)

  • Went for a 1 hour walk (see below)

  • Spoke to my son on the phone and discussed his idea of buying a laptop

  • Phoned an OU student to introduce myself as his tutor

  • Wrote a welcome letter to another student, newly allocated to my group who therefore missed the mass mailing

  • Made dinner

  • Selected photos and wrote a new Photo of the Week page for my website.

I went for a walk by the sea this afternoon. The day was grey, drizzly and dreary, but I needed my exercise and I need my light! I decided that there would be more light and less rain at the beach, so I hopped in the car and set off for Fairbourne.

There weren't many people on the beach -- as you might expect. Half a dozen hardy souls walking their dogs. (I sometimes think I should find a dog to borrow for walks as all the other people I encounter tend to have them.) The walk out, towards Barmouth, was easy enough and I was beginning to think that I wasn't going to get much benefit from walking on the flat. But when I reached the estuary and turned for home, I was walking straight into the wind, which was so strong, it was like walking up a steep hill. So I got my exercise. What I didn't get was pictures as for some reason, only one that I took with the l'Espion camera came out. As you can see, Fairbourne was gloomy. The railway tracks belong to the tiny 9" gauge train that runs along the spit in the holiday season.

Better photos of Fairbourne can be found here. There are also some brighter winter pictures here on my latest Photo of the Week. (That's actually a misnomer. In reality, I do one every few months.)

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