Today, I decided to drive the car. I had a shot yesterday and found it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would and yes, I could do an emergency stop. So, off I drove. The weather has been very curate’s egg – good, bad and very very fast. It changes in minutes.
I love driving around. Even the local routes have much to see.
The neighbour’s ponies were being unforgiveable. I hate it when they do this to the fences. I usually set BeAnne onto mine but I didn’t have her in the car. I also didn’t think it would be “a good thing” to set Her Maj onto someone else’s ponies!
I met up with some friends for lunch (yes, I am Café society) in the local church. They make the best soup, bacon rolls and cake! Hmmmm….. whoever made that Victoria sponge can live in my kitchen.
Then I made the most of my freedom and drove about looking for good waves. A normal Shetland day, Gale Force something.
I saw a strange coloured wild bunny. This are a few of them about and I suspect pet rabbits have made it into the local population. We also have Myxomatosis, which is horrible.
My neighbour’s Shetland ponies looked amazing against the background of the stormy sea.
I drove to Dale Beach where Foula sits bang in the middle. Did you know that down in this sea is the sister ship to the Titanic – RMS Oceanic – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Oceanic_(1899) – it went down on 8 September 1914?
And then I became obsessed with waves. Where did the blue colour hide? The sea was grey and stormy. I took many photos just to capture that magical ocean blue.
I sat in my little car and watched the sea for a while. It was incredible. All that enormous force.
And then I drove home again.
Golly, it is good to be out.