Thank you for all you comments on my last post, they make my heart sing that you enjoy visiting my humble space. There was some interest in the Cunndal Memorial so I thought I would explain. on the 15th March 1885 a fleet of fishing boats set off in calm weather, by the afternoon 15 miles out to sea they were caught in a gale and made for home. For many reasons the harbour was inaccessible, 2 boats lost their 6 men to the sea. All 12 men were from the village of Eoropie. The body of one man was washed ashore sadly the other 11 were never recovered. The sea has many a tail to tell and is not for the faint hearted.
On a lighter note after dinner last night we thought a stroll would be nice to walk off some of the calories. Lockdown has been our excuse for our added pounds now we need to alter our ways and get ourselves a little fitter. Our chosen spot was once again Eoropie this time parking by the children's park and walking across the meadow to the beach. My goodness what a feast for the senses. The meadow was ablaze with colour, you could hear the lambs and the thundering of the waves as they showed their power along the sand. You could also smell the sea, the salty air encouraging sharp intakes of fresh air.
As we meandered down towards the sea it was like walking across a carpet of flowers, such a beautiful sight. A mixture of varieties and colour it was a delight.
The water making its way down to flow away with the sea. Keeping the grassland watered enabling its vibrant colour. We did try to name all the varieties of flower but there were a couple that we need to look up. It was nice to see a couple of baby rabbits hopping through the grasses after the past few years of disease amongst them.
Unusual to see someone else on the beach but there was a family walking their dog in the distance.
The different grasses growing through the sand adding to the beauty of this glorious beach.
Even the sheep were a joy to see, walking through the adjoining croft and nestling into one of the sand dunes. The perfect end to a beautiful walk. No home bakes today but I have got fresh fruit if you want to sit awhile. We are allowed to mix a little more now socially distanced and outside, little steps but each step taking us closer to our visit to family.
Take care and stay safe.
See you soon.