Wednesday, 29 February 2012

All this holidaying is


MWNN took Ron for a walk on Southwold beach on Tuesday morning while I rested my ankle. When they returned to the cottage, we packed a picnic lunch and tea flasks and headed off to Lowestoft. The reasoning was that I might manage a short stroll along the Promenade.

We availed of a free hour's parking in a side street and took the folding chairs and picnic bag down onto the beach where we sat out of the wind in the shelter of the sea wall to eat our lunch. The sun came out just as we finished the last mug of tea. Ron played 'dig' with a tennis ball he'd found while we ate. He didn't quite get the hang of how to bury the ball and managed to get sand everywhere - ears, nose, eyes and mouth but didn't seem to mind.

We went back to the car and moved it to another spot nearer the Pavilion where there were Public Lavatories. We paid for another hour's parking and walked to the marina and then back to the road bridge which was being raised to let two boats through onto the river.

Neither of us had our sunglasses with us which became quite a problem as the afternoon wore on and the temperature soared to a balmy 17degrees in the shade.

Back to Southwold to buy bread and have afternoon tea at The Swan Hotel. This had been recommended by the friends with whom we'd had Sunday lunch. I took one look at the menu and decided not to go for the full afternoon tea of sandwiches, scones, cakes, and tea, because I had a cooked dinner planned for the evening. MWNN opted for Afternoon Tea for One (scones with clotted cream and jam and a pot of tea) and I settled for one scone with my tea. I was glad I did because the scones were delicious, fresh, and very large.

Back at the cottage, Ron made a beeline for the leather floor cushion as he was knackered from all the holidaying he's been doing for the past four days.