A while

There are those friends you don't see for a while. You're all busy; it's fine. You talk occasionally, and it's all good. But when you get to hang out it's like you see each other all the time and nothing's changed since you first met. Those friends are so, so good to see.

We wrapped up and went for a walk as the sun was setting, and it was very good.


A good feeling

I'd wager that one unexpected message from someone who means a lot to you is worth more than all the cold, anonymous social media interaction the internet could fling your way.


My leg hurts. I fell on the ice and I think I've hurt my ankle, but I've been ignoring that and trying to carry on as normal, which I shouldn't have done.

Today we walked to the marina because I wanted to close my activity rings in the easiest way possible, and the sea was super rough. I also wanted to get some photos of the waves crashing from a different perspective. I like the way it looks, actually, but flying in those winds was pretty nervewracking thankyouverymuch.


My leg hurts.


Saturday

I think I'm almost done sulking. We walked into town to get some Poutine from Befries and I took some photos. Shock, right?

Sea was so nice and calm today. Love when it's like that.

Found the king of the bins.

Watched these waves crashing a bit. Something about it was very satisfying.

They were doing something with a digger on the beach. Didn't know what. Still don't know what.


Then, the poutine. Been looking forward to this all week, and intrigued by the concept since the Worth it episode, and it did not disappoint. I was a bit apprehensive about cheese curds but they're just like a chewy mozzarella with more flavour so I'm completely into it. We had 3 - regular, topped with kimchi, and topped with stuffing. I love stuffing.

It was super filling, and I don't think I need to eat ever again. Probably will though.


Saturday

Went on another little hike. Ended up doing 12km and Tabitha smashed it!

Found part of the hamlet we were looking for.

And some nice skies over rolling hills.

And some birds.

And some interesting buildings.

And this tree.

And this eerie-looking cloud formation over an empty field.

And this couple who'd had a superglue accident and were on their way to get help.


I like doing these walks at the weekend. I've been slowly changing my habits to be more active overall; a change that has been massively encouraged by the Apple Watch. I don't think I'm losing any weight (I get all obsessive if I start to track that) but I do feel loads better.


Mini-hike in the rain

Charlotte took this but I like it and it has me in it

Had an appointment at the hygienist this morning and felt uncharacteristically optimistic afterwards. I've been super busy at work this week and was looking forward to getting out and taking some pictures this weekend.

Then it started raining.

Then it didn't stop.

But I still really wanted to go out, so I dragged The Ladies and The Dog up over the Downs to explore and take some photos in the rain. It was a nice walk but we were pretty drenched and grumpy by the end of it.

Still, being selfish about it, I like these photos I got. And also smashed my newly-raised activity goal on my watch, so now I can, of course, slob about all afternoon watching TV and eating junk food. That's definitely how that works.