I have a new gadget thingy that came highly recommended by a friend – a Yantra Mat and cushion – it is an acupressure mat or bed o’ nails with matching cushion. I lie on it every evening and have slept better than ever before. My back has mostly stopped hurting.
Feeling very energised this morning, I took Haakon out for a ride. BeAnne came too, walking along the road. My perfect start to the day. Four little Minions were desperate to come too but, although I like the idea of an equine cortège, I knew in my heart of hearts it would all end in tears and frustration.
After lunch, OH and I decided to take the dogs on a different walk. As lambing is well underway for everyone, the beach is about the only place where there aren’t any (and my fields). This time of year, Loki can only be walked on our property.
We brought our own entertainment.
OH found a strange thing on the beach. Apparently it is the hub of a ship’s wheel. He lugged it home.
The beach was a huge success for everyone.
The Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) were nesting in the cliffs. You should never approach these birds because they will accurately squirt you with a stinking oil made in the stomach. It is eye-wateringly awful.
On the way home, in the car, after checking all the horses and ponies, by the roadside was a newly born lamb. You can just see the blood around the ewe’s mouth. She has licked her lamb clean.
As I said, it is “that” time of year but it always nice to have a good excuse to go to the beach.