Hiking along Balcary Bay
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On Sunday we went hiking along the coast. The weather by now had gone from really nice, to actually hot. Was I carrying water? No. Was I carrying sunblock? No. So to all the people who routinely say weather in Britain is crap, it's a terrible place to have a holiday, I blow raspberries at you. A week later, my neck looks like leather and is still tender in the shower.
That said, it was a fantastic walk. We went along the cliff edges in the bright light, surrounded by sky, seagulls, and at one point, some spotted donkeys. The way back was longer, as we had driven half way to get to the pub in time for lunch but some of us walked the whole way back to the lodge. And part of that path had vanished, so we had to clamber along a deserted part of the shore. The beach was pebbles and boulders, and vast amounts of flotsam that had washed up on the shore. Using a stick for balance, I managed not to actually break my ankles, but my legs were a lot shorter than everyone else's and it was a close run thing!
On my return to the lodge, I drank about a pint of water and then switched to gin and tonics. It was another good night.