This is only our second cold grey rainy day and after weeks of dry weather we welcome the downpour. But it is surprising how quickly you begin to think you might never see the sun again. So I’ve just been looking through some photos taken in sunnier times.
In March I arrived to find snow in Glasgow but, although it was never warm, the following sunny weather meant that I was able to enjoy some interesting trips out with Maggie and Jo. The first weekend we visited friends who live in an idyllic spot on Loch Long, not too far from Faslane, the Scottish naval base, home of the Trident missile and the nuclear submarines.
The shore at Cove
The children spent the evening fishing in the rockpools
We had picnics, this one at the Kelpies near Falkirk
where, as usual, there were plenty of opportunities to get cold and wet
People from the old folks’ home wrapped up and taken for an afternoon out
Another day we went to see the Falkirk Wheel which links the Forth & Clyde Canal to the Union Canal
It’s the only rotating boat lift in the world.
The Falkirk Wheel replaced 11 locks; the difference in height between the two canals is 35m.
This weekend Cluny hosted the 10th Grand National. It was the 2nd stage of 11 competitions held in venues throughout France. Although cold the weekend was sunny, perfect weather for competitors and spectators.
The Grand Prix on Sunday
The jumps were huge
All the more impressive as you can stand so close
I make no excuses for such a long blog, seeing it is ages since I have written anything. Moreover this is my 500th blog. Never did I think when I started I would manage 500. I will deserve my glass of wine tonight.