Only four more sleeps.

Only four more sleeps until we are off again on our way to Florida, via England. The six months has just flown by, and we’ve had so much fun. We’ve been for many walks just lately, to get our fill of the beach and sea, because after Tuesday, we won’t see it again, until April next year.

Yesterday, we were out really early, and it was quite cool and cloudy, but still warm enough for shorts and T-shirt,

This cargo ship looked really close, because it was bigger than the rest, but hubby assured me that it was just an optical illusion, and it was much too far awayΒ  to swim out to. πŸ™‚

I have to confess that this time, we didn’t make it past the old life guard’s restaurant, because the breakfast smells were so irresistible, and we hadn’t eaten yet, so in we went and ordered eggs, bacon, and two glasses of orange juice. I’m the mushroom fiend. πŸ™‚

It’s not at all smart, but we love to sit out on the wooden benches, watching the waves and the comings and goings on the beach.

Some holiday makers were preparing to go out for a spin through the waves on one of the ‘rubber duckies’.

It took them forever to get their life-jackets on, but eventually they were all set to go, and the SUV pushed them into the sea.

Then it was off through the rocks,

and out into the ocean.

I wasn’t envious, because it looked like a really bumpy ride, and I prefer my sea-going craft to be much bigger than that.

I was amused by this bell and the sign on the wall of the restaurant.

We have seen dolphins on occasion, but I’d need a much better camera to get any decent photos. We’ve ordered a new one for delivery when we get to the States, as their half the price there, and I’m hoping that there will be a great improvement in the quality of my photos. At the moment I just have a 6-year-old Sanyo, and my iPhone. So watch out Phil, you may have competition with those egret and heron pics very soon. πŸ™‚

We walked our breakfast off, and went up into the village to do some shopping. On the way back, I saw a tiny sapling on someone’s grass verge, and it reminded me of that 1970’s Tony Orlando song, “Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree. ” Isn’t it cute?

Tomorrow we’ll be off up the hill to take my mom and sister out for lunch, and say our goodbyes, and then it will be down to the nitty-gritty of packing, which as you can imagine, is no mean task. I wish you all a very happy weekend, doing lots of relaxing or exciting stuff, or both. πŸ™‚

75 comments on “Only four more sleeps.

  1. Ok, so you are leaving on Tuesday? I am so sad that you will not be able to see why I was so scarce and exhausted the last couple of weeks!! It sounds like a great day and a decent breakfast!

  2. Don’t forget to pack your alligator dictionary so that you can learn to speak the local lingo.
    I wonder if your tinkle-skills will be in demand there again, and if your piano Florida version is still in tune?

    • My mom taught me never to speak to strangers, and I think that most probably includes alligators. πŸ™‚ I’m sure I’ll be tinkling away before long, Col. The temperature and humidity has been well controlled by internet remote from this end, so my piano should be ok.

  3. I do miss the walks by the sea….You would love a mushroom picking day in France if you like mushrooms…They are plentifull at this time of year!!

  4. Oooh, you’ve got me in the mood for a fried breakfast now! πŸ™‚

    I think ‘hubby’ was right there. As I recall, when you stand on the shore the horizon is roughly three miles away. That ship looks pretty close to the horizon so perhaps a mile or two away. Although, of course, I don’t know how strong your swimming skills are. πŸ˜‰

  5. OW, stay there! Hehe. But Florida pics would be lovely to see. Will look forward seeing. It will nudge some of my Florida memories.

  6. Wishing you carefree and safe travels. I also look forward to your adventures once you share a continent with me! πŸ™‚

  7. Looks like you had a great walk and an excellent breakfast! Love B&Es but I can’t do mushrooms.
    I’m betting you be happy to be back in FL!

    • Yes we did, Phil. It’s ok about the mushrooms; I’ll have yours. πŸ™‚ I am looking forward to seeing whether we have another ‘alli’ in our lake.

  8. It’s time to have two sets of whatever you need, one here and one there. No more major packing then.
    Looking forward to hear the tales about life in Florida again, sans Ally, of course

  9. The egg, bacon and mushies – now that is brekkies πŸ™‚ my style!! FUnny when we lives in the States Florida did not appeal to me at all, bur oh the Oregon shore line bought me hands down. Shows to each his own.

  10. Early morning on the beach is the best time I always think.. Breakfast looked good. I guess you must have a lot of packing to do.. I don’t envy you that! πŸ™‚

  11. What a wonderful and exciting trip you have had. I am glad I was able to experience some of it through your beautiful photography. Thanks for sharing.


  12. Wow, only “four more sleeps!?” That must be stressful moving somewhere for 6 months. I knew you were going to Florida, but where do you stay for 6 months? With your mother-in-law? Are you both retired that you can do this? I know I’ve somehow missed all these details somewhere along the way. Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful and safe journey!! Will look forward to hearing from you on the Florida end!

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