Yesterday evening was a mixture of good and bad. Bad, it rained that penetrating drizzle that ensures one is soaked after a minute of exposure. Good Molly and I went to the pub. A pleasant enough place which brews it's own beer. We've all experienced the stuff. Slides down like honey. Five minutes later ones face feels as if you've been an hour in the dentist's chair, the muscles work but are definitely not attached to your brain. Ten minutes later another pint seems an excellent idea. So the evening progresses, a good job it's all a bit hazy.
I do remember a story which is so hard to believe it must be true. Apparently not fifteen miles away they are opencast mining steam coal. The steam engines round here use the stuff and import it from Poland. Why? Because they are not allowed to move the local coal by road, only by rail and there is no rail link between the mine and the Welsh Highland Railway. It appears that it is quite reasonable to move Polish coal by road, ship, rail and as far as I know air. As you can well imagine this provoked little debate or surprise but much derogatory comment on our politicians mental capacity and powers of reason. I vaguely recall their mothers and issue also being included, this a little harsh for me, even taking into account my befuddled state.
So woke this morning to rapidly clearing mist, both meteorological and physical and took ourselves for a walk by the river.
BUSY SPIDER......Strongly suspect more than one, the odd thing is I can never find any of them.
MAGICAL.........And amazing how steady my hands are after last night, even allowing for the monopod's assistance.
VIEWS FROM THE TRAIN........Very overcast, for most of the time we were in the overcast.
SPECKLED BROWN.......Or at least I hope it is, never seen one before, tricky little customer, slightest hint of movement and it was away.
That's all. I think you must agree if not a tangled post then certainly convolute.