The weather Ooop North at the moment is stunning. Ridiculously warm in fact. Record breaking you could say. The sort of weather when one should go out for a walk. Except, somehow, it was too hot and I was feeling somewhat lethargic.
I’ve also gone off walking the cycle path recently after a couple of minor incidents involving a cyclist and a fellow walker, (actually, she was a Proper Walker ‘cos she was Power Walking, tsk) but I decided I would miss the rush by leaving early and extending my route by a couple of my miles so returning slightly later. A gentle stroll to the beach and back might be quite refreshing, so off I went. I took a small daysack so that I could take some water (it was really hot!) and my camera.
It was indeed quite a pleasant wee stroll, there was plenty of birdlife including hearing a chiffchaff in the same copse as I heard my first one last week and seeing my first pair of meadow pipits of the year. I think the chiffchaff is still lonely, there didn’t seem to be any replies to it’s calls. I kept an eye out for my osprey in the bay as I know EJ has returned to Boat of Garten and mine are usually a week or so behind, but there was no sign of them.
Then I went home.
Speaking of the weather, it has been very dry over the eastern half of the country. There have been a few heath fires already in the last week. I’m hoping we’re not going to have a repeat of last year…