Sunday, 1 June 2008

Changeable

Sunday came in with a good ole crash bang whallop thunderstorm at midnight, with lightning discharges within 1 km. It passed over within an hour, by which time I was fast asleep. The day dawned misty and grey, but the sun burned all the murk away by lunchtime, leaving a warm and sunny day, with only some cumulus clouds and high cirrus in the skies.

Needless to say, we went for a walk of some 9 or 10 miles. Crossed the heathlands to the Watchtower, thence onto the Posbank. There is a restaurant there, which was very well frequented outside, but much less inside. Not as many cyclists about as I had expected, but then it was a bitty on the warm side. Returned through Velp and the short cut behind the school. Pictures on the usual location.

Oh, alerts have really fallen flat on their face. Zero today, although there were quite a few comments. I've emailed the journalseditor, so am expecting a reply by 6pm at the earliest tomorrow.

9 comments:

preciousone25 said...

A 9 - 10 mile walk???  That seems so much for someone like me who is (sadly) used to driving even a few blocks away.... LOL!!!  I'm rethinking this whole thing though, with gas prices the way they are.  Well, I'm not sure if you're opening alerts right now anyway... but here's my link, if you've nothing better to do.

Take Care,
Joann

sybilsybil45 said...

That was some walk you went...you are sure keeping yourself fit !!   been a dullish muggy day here now getting quite thick and misty will have to go and put the light on after I have finished this and had Dee out for his last "wee"  !!!! Keep well, God Bless  sybil xx

rjet33 said...

I always enjoy your pictures, Guido.  They make my day.

Blessings!~

Susan

lurkynat said...

nice entry Guido!
thanks!
nat

lsfp1960 said...

I couldn't even do the walking you do let alone the bike riding.  You must be very fit, Guido.  But I think you folks across the pond do a lot more walking & biking than we do here in America anyway.  Of course now I'm dealing with a very sore right knee. So am doing limited walking anyway.  No sun here today, at just after 1:30 in the afternoon it's just slighty over 50 degrees and overcast. Linda in WA http://journals.aol.com/lsfp1960/LindasWo

madcobug said...

Now that was a long walk. If you Dad went with you he is in very good physical shape as you are. Great pictures. Helen

amy122389 said...

I could really use some of that rain.  All the heat is making me irritable.

~Amy

kirkbyj05 said...

I used to love a good long walk in the fresh air then sit down indoors for a Pub meal.  It was the rising up to get home again that became difficult once firmly ensconsed in a comfy chair with my bootlaces slackened off.  Lol!
You both had a lovely long walk together.  Hope you dined well too.
Jeanie

pprrrr39 said...

Love the photos of the heathlands............ they just look so relaxing........... looks like you could just get lost there. Just what i could do with after living in London.......... the hustle and bustle of the city life........ The Heathlands look idylic

hugs Jayne