Week Notes #20: 24 August, 2020
Some more days off, more bad weather.
It's the last week of the longest summer holidays ever. Normally we are up in the Scottish Highlands ... but not this year. We did the sensible thing of staying at home. With the intention of doing day trips.
- Our first idea was to do another Lake District walk. Everyone loved the one from earlier in Lockdown. We chose a walk. Prepared everything for an early start, set the alarms.
- Unfortunately my body had other ideas. Once or twice a year I get struck with pretty horrible pains in my abdomen. I've always thought they were trapped wind, which under sells the discomfort. Just before bed I had the feeling it was starting and sure enough, after half an hour in bed it hit me.
- I made some ginger tea, which helped a bit ... but still I had about 35 minutes proper sleep and it still felt odd. So we scrapped the idea of the Lakes.
- We ended up doing a little route by the Anderton Boat Lift ... which was very pleasant. But it's not the Lakes.
- The next day the skies were grey. But we decided to brave a walk out to Hilbre Island. Hilbre is a tiny little Island of the North coast of the Wirral. At low tide you walk over the sand to reach it. It's very Famous Five.
- It was soggy, but fun. We saw a massive seal sunning himself on the beach. It's a good 5 mile walk if you're ever in the area.
- When we got home we dried off, had hot chocolate and watched the new Sonic the Hedgehog film. It was way better than I expected, something for everyone and not a toe cringingly awful as your average games movie.
- On Friday we got up early, borrowed a car so we could get all of our bikes out for a ride around Delamere Forest. It was supposed to be a 7 miler but a new holiday park has seen that diverted to around 5. Still, it was lovely to be out in the early morning sun.
- The weekend was more about pottering, doing jobs, getting things sorted, seeing family. Not a bad week. But it wasn't Scotland.
- And no golf either.