Monday 28 February 2011: East Lothian in the Sun
The sun certainly had his hat on again today, and so his Lordship and I decided to cycle to the land of flowers and then on down the coast to Port Seton to buy some fish for supper.
It's very unusual for the sky to be so blue, for there not to be a breath of wind and for the tide to be in, all at the same time
Had the temperature been about 20 degrees warmer, one could have imagined being in the south of France.
I couldn't believe the contrast between the ochre of the building in the blip and the blue of the sky: not the usual scene in East Lothian, certainly in February.
We sat at this little cafe on the corner of the harbour at Port Seton and allowed ourselves the luxury of a mug of tea and a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer biscuit before heading home to sit on the patio and look at the photos we took.
If I can bring myself to say anything negative about the outing, it would be to curse the potholes and horrendous surfaces on the roads, particularly on the Musselburgh to Prestonpans stretch, and the sheer volume of traffic which can be intimidating when trying to avoid one of those holes.
But it was a great day out on the bike and 30 miles to chalk up: not too bad after a winter of cycling sloth.