Well those antibiotics are kicking in and boy do I feel better – not 100% just yet, but getting there. In fact today I decided to take a walk up to the cafe for a bacon roll, and ended up taking quite a long walk – in the cold, through the snow. I didn’t intend going along the riverside, but after a walk onto the bridge, for a view down the river
and then another… that’s my favourite tree across the river, the one that dips its lower branches in the water
until I had walked all the way up to the Fotheringham Bridge at Hay Lodge Park.
There were kids sledging in the park so I crossed the bridge and walked along to watch and take photos! They were having great fun!
Then from here the obvious way home is to continue down this side of the river, so that’s the way I went!
It’s not too difficult walking in the snow. It has been pretty dry powdery snow, that hasn’t had a chance to melt and refreeze, so you don’t slip and slide too much! It’s so cold it isn’t going to melt in a hurry either. We have more snow forecast, and not a sign of it thawing for a week at least apparently! There was even ice at the edge of the water and flowing along in drifts like autumn leaves. Another day or two of temperatures like this and the water above the cauld will be solid.
… but this little moorhen didn’t seem to mind, every now and again diving under the water and then popping back up again a moment or two later. I can tell you I was glad to be back in the warmth of my living room not much later, but I think the walk did me a power of good!
Talk again soon.