Today, we should have flown to Corfu this morning and we should now be settled into our two week holiday at Restia Suites. Instead, due to COVID-19, we went for a drive to Barry Island, via Cardiff Bay, Penarth Marina, Penarth and Swanbridge.
Having finished stealing from the bird feeder, the baby squirrel decided to enter the bird house. Unfortunately, having opened the door to get a better picture, he became camera shy and decided to move into next doors garden.
So peaceful at the stepping stones this morning
During last week’s walk, the whole peacock family came out for a photograph
We have hard the first red raspberries of the year. Unfortunately, the birds stole them before they could be picked 😬
Only two walks this week but on Tuesday, the peacock decided to show his best side
and the horses were enjoying the early morning sun
This morning, in our back garden, this little fella was trying his best to eat the bird’s peanuts
No walking today, gardening instead. Planted some beans and sweet corn alongside our solitary tomato plant.
We also planted our latest plant, a Daphne for Daphne!
Sadly, the poppies are starting to die off
This is how they looked when they first bloomed
How the weather can change in a week. Last Monday, as I walked to Merthyr Mawr, the sun was high in the sky and it was very warm. Wednesday’s walk was in the rain and slightly cooler. On Friday, it was neither wet or cold, perfect weather for a walk but as you will see below, there were plenty of clouds over Ogmore Castle.
Lovely walk first thing this morning. At three miles I thought about climbing the ‘Big Dipper’ sand dune at Merthyr Mawr – decided it was a dune too far!
At four miles, Ogmore Castle in the sunshine
The Peacock was feeling brave as he came to say hello
A great start to the day!
On Wednesday, 27.5.2020 I completed my longest morning walk, during lockdown. At 6.58 miles my route took me down Gypsy Lane and on towards Merthyr Mawr. As I continued towards the Stepping Stones, the Castle looked good with the early morning blue sky.
The Horses we’re enjoying their morning water at the stepping stones.
The Peacock, as always, was guarding his keepers back lawn.
Today, Thursday 28.5.2020, I decided it was time to retrieve the bike from the garage. A 6.1 miles cycle to the stepping stones and a short detour to the sand dues too. I noticed there were quite a few cars parked along side the narrow road leading to Merthyr Mawr, more than during previous times over the last few weeks. Is lockdown coming to an end? Hopefully not before WAG say it is!!