|Low Tide||03:08 (0.50m)|
|High Tide||09:37 (2.40m)|
|Low Tide||15:26 (0.80m)|
|High Tide||21:26 (2.50m)|
Sea conditions: perfect for the surfers, not for us
Weather: Snow melting, wind getting up
Joined by: Sara and The Poet and a couple of surfers
Topics of conversation:
Mainly whether we were to go in or not - as I'd arrived a burly surfer with a mow-hawk was running back to his car so I called to him asking if it was his kind of sea. He shouted back "YES!" but when I asked if it was a swimming kind of sea he skidded in the snow and ground to a slippery stop. He thought for a moment and said "I don't see why not - you'll go a long way!" We all met up on the beach, DK was hoping to get back in after a few days enforced rest due to inflammation of the rotator cuff and tendonitis (dodgy shoulder) and Sara is suffering from a similar complaint but she wasn't even hoping to get in. The consensus was that it would be foolish to try as the waves were rolling along from the north and the tide was high, which meant the shingle was groaning out loud as it shifted with the current. The wind has melted the snowfall of last night, which was a surprise to us all, but made the sauna even more fun last night for the gentlemen Kings and I. We'd been able to use the snow to cool off and a curry to warm up again.
Mabel - it's so lovely to see Mabel off her lead once more and on the beach with less intent to run off, in fact almost no intent other than to get out of the wind, which I don't blame her for. Her new beeping/air-puff collar, which has been used by the whole family, is working and she now comes back when called. Result.
Comic Relief - DK and Sara are part of the fundraising team, playing the piano and serving tea respectively for the Mother's Day tea party and DK is also making a fool of himself online - click to view and sponsor:
Playing funny for money