Early bird ....
20th April 2018 (Friday) ... 07.00 I went out on the bike early this
morning .... 05.40: I
wanted to be at the harbour for sunrise time ... 05.54. It was
chilly at that time, it always is just
before sunrise. Anyway I was down
there on time, and snapped my first photograph at 05.53. The sun didn’t rise over the East Links
until 06.00. Unfortunately it was
breezier than I’d hoped, so the sea wasn’t mirror like, but I am happy enough with the
photographs I got. This is the best
time of the day; apart from 'Blob' and friends giving the dawn chorus laldie, a couple of
delivery vans and Ian at the ‘Paper Shop’, I, near enough, had the villages to
myself. After that early morning
fresh air I am now ready for breakfast!
|Sunrise time at the harbour.|
18.00 I’ve been sitting in the Hutte watching a Peacock butterfly sunning itself on a
warm rock; I didn’t have a camera at the time, so
couldn’t get a photo. Obviously this
spell of warm, sunny weather has woken up the overwintering butterflies...
Spring is in the air. Will it last?
|Largo Law from Ruddon's Point.|
Jim and I took ‘SD’ for a walk round Ruddon’s Point this afternoon: this is the first time I’ve been round Ruddon’s this year. There’s nearly always a brisk wind out there, and today was no exception; but that didn’t spoil a pleasant walk.
20.00 I’ve done not to badly for exercise today; twice out on the bike, and a walk round Ruddon’s Point. I wonder who Ruddon was? Not that it matters but it would be interesting to know who (or what) the point was ‘named after’. Jimmy used to have a salmon net at the point; always referred to as... ‘the point net’. We used to have some good laughs out at ‘the bothy’; Jimmy’s salmon station, on ‘the island’, at the mouth of the Cocklemill Burn.... this was in the 1960’s - 70’s. Today there is nothing to indicate that the bothy ever existed.
Tomorrow I want to be down at the harbour around about 08.30; I’ll be ‘up’ at my
usual time, and probably
go out on the bike, ending up at the harbour as per ‘the plan’; of course this all depends on whether the
weather is ‘iggzactly’ as I hope it will be.
The weather forecast is ‘good’ for
tomorrow; bright, sunny and warm most of
the day. I’ll have a camera in the
Hutte; just in case there are any
Well .... we are coming to the end of what has been another lovely Spring day: long may this weather continue. That said, the weather is forecast to become cooler, and more mixed next week.