Monday, 1 December 2008
We had the pleasure of the first real winter weather here on the Wirral these last few days.The weekend was frosty and foggy, a combination I would imagine some may dislike but I have to admit a love for such inclement weather. The sound of the foghorns on the river Mersey booming out their warning through the night reminds me of nights long ago spent in a little place by the river living in a single room with my mother and sisters....the sound of the foghorns outside made me feel warm and safe as we sought shelter from a then rather unpleasant life. It is strange and rather pleasant how a simple sound can trigger so many feelings and emotions. To enjoy the weather I took Princess OTW to see the sun set over the Welsh mountains whilst watching the flocks of waders fly in to their feeding beds on the Dee estuary. The picture shows the last moments as the thin winter sun flared momentarily before it surrendered to the winter evening and a rather chilly Family OTW headed home for a well earned snack of roasted chestnuts....not a bad day I think.