Sometimes big plans just don’t happen. Sometimes that extra half hour in bed is too sweet, and a brunch with family warrants just one more cuppa, or a project at the kitchen table is too involving to abandon. And sometimes not having a car makes travelling to some scenic country spot just a little bit too much bother. But, failed plans can make room for mini adventures; this one an easy explore on our doorstep.
So today we didn’t get up to the downs before breakfast, but instead ran down to the chain ferry and across to East Cowes after teatime. We explored a local bit of townside coast, and watched our little town from across the estuary. It’s surprising how many interesting things there are amongst the concrete. Old ship yards and high windowed warehouses looking out on an esplanade of sunday strollers and kids fishing.
We got a little carried away in the quiet pace of it and would have missed supermarket opening hours, if it weren’t for Tom being a much faster runner than me. So, thanks to him we had yummy Sunday dinner and a well-stocked evening by the fire. Feeling ready for another busy week.