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Saturday, 4 August 2007

Afternoon walk







After the bike ride yesterday when I thought how great it would be to potter about on the rocks and sit by the sea , we ( me , Laura and Harvey ) took the car down to the island again and walked across the causeway giving ourselves a couple fo hours to mess about in the sun . We have got so used to rain that it never occurred to us it was going to be hot and sunny and despite the black clouds in the skies on the pictures it was a great afternoon .
Whilst L and me did what we always do when given half a chance we talked about childhood memories and explained things to Harvey which he asked about .
All the while perched on the rocks whilst watching for seals ( which L has seen , allegedly , on previous visits ) and planning Sunday's events .
We return and D comes back from the football with I and we have fish and chips from Kristian's on the quay . Harvey then takes some wild card photos of L and me which L has forbidden me from publishing . Oh well .....

Morris Traveller ?


Car spotted near the CatCall of the Day . A Morris Minor according to the badge on the side , and with Morris 1000 on the back , though the one we had as a family forty odd years ago was a Morris 1000 but we called it a Morris Traveller . Ours was green but apart from that it looked fairly indentical to this one , though by the end of its life it certainly sported a lot more rust .
Today it looked very very tiny for five people and a dog and L and I wondered how we had all fitted in . ... suffering from car sickness I often used to sit in the luggage compartment ( the "boot" ) , with my knees hunched up , or even lying down completely to try to sleep .
Even now I still get car sick occasionally now as a passenger , more so when sitting in the back , which makes me think my place in the car was possibly the worst . But at the time as I remember we would squabble over the spot , as on a longer journey it was delightfully close to the ubiquitous picnic and definitely did afford more leg room and more of a space to spread out .
It gives me the creeps now thinking about it , after the two children from Heaton were killed in the back row of what I assume was their people carrier when a truck ran into the back of the car as they parked to clear the windows near Christmas some years ago .

Another scene from yesterday ....
Am beginning to wonder how I will blog from the Lakes next week .

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