This is the time of year, as the weather improves when I resolve to get fit! Especially this year, as the winter has been long and I have been very inactive, due to illness.
Today’s word is silence.
My focus is on the silence of remembrance: my picture is the Dasher Memorial on Ardrossan Seafront.
On 27 March 1943, there was an explosion on board the HMS Dasher and 379 crew were lost to the sea. And every year, on Remembrance Sunday, we remember them in the silence.
Another beautiful morning, another lovely walk.
Here is my picture of the day, the sunny Saltcoats bit of my parish. Great shot by Ian Cassidy (Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald on Facebook) with Arran rising through the haze.
I am trying to get a bit (ok a lot) fitter. So I have started walking for half an hour or so every day. This was where I walked this morning, Ardrossan North shore (my favourite picture taken a few years back by my brother Mike.
I was wearing a new pair of trainers today, but unfortunately they rub my foot and so I ended up walking bare foot along the sand – the shore front was the last part of my walk.
The stormy theme continues into the weekend, and it looks a bit like this:
And like this in Ardrossan. (Pictures from Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald on Facebook.)
Still moving hopefully onwards in pursuit of summer 😎
Thus Nature sorrows, and forgets her sorrow ;
And Reason soberly approves her way :
Why should we shut oor een against to-morrow
Because our sky was clouded yesterday ?
(J. Logie Robertson)