I began my walk at 6am. No one was about. It was cool but not overly so. Headed to the cliff walk to see that the tide was out and the yachts tilted to the side as they stuck fast to the mud. Rabbits galore scurrying from bush to bush, hole to hole. Squirrels too. Overhead numerous sea birds flying to their destination in perfect V formation. The sun was yet to rise but would do soon. Still no one about. Best time to be out. I headed to the sea wall in front of the small township of West Kirby. No breeze and witnessed the sun rise and come from behind a few clouds as I stood out on the sea wall. Reminded me of home in the early morning when I head out onto the Swan River and see the sun rise. The gulls here must be well fed on chips as they are huge. At the end of the sea wall walk I cut through the town to observe the buildings and gardens. I'm colour blind so for me to marvel at the numerous and varied colours of the plants was a joy. Still no one about. I'm
surprised. The weather is forecast to change today. I don't mind. Luncheon planned today.
Luncheon completed. All credit to Mary for the magnificent preparation. Reunion full of volume; full of conversation both light-hearted and deep; laughs and humour and recalling of 'old times'; future hopes and concerns; fun and games; food and drink. Yes, a truly full-on afternoon. Rob and Mary are truly beautiful and giving hosts.