A Step Too Far

Today G and I went for a coastal path walk with our great friends M & M who are staying for a few days. We left at 9:30 in an attempt to beat the heat and set off from Stiffkey and headed for Morston Quay. It's a lovely coastal path walk, with views of the sea to your left and grass / freshes all around. There was a welcome light breeze for the first hour, but then we turned slightly inland and uphill and we all started to feel the heat and were going a bit red in the face. Then the welcome sight appeared of the boats at Morston Quay and the hut selling drinks and ice creams. We sat on a bench looking out to sea over the freshes with the pretty Sea Lavendar and cooled down a bit. However a trip to the toilets showed that the breeze dropped off completely and it was like being enveloped in a very hot blanket. So the final mile or so of the walk to Blakeney was abandoned and we rang M to pick us up and we reconvened in the Lookout at the Blakeney Hotel for some sandwiches as planned (the temperature per the car was 33C). 

G, M and I went home and we met up with M&M for a lovely meal later that evening. It's been so lovely having M&M stay for a few days, I used to walk 3-4 times a week with M and have really missed her. It was still very hot walking home at 10:30 and was still 22.5C when I opened doors and windows at 7 a.m. this morning. This is the last heatwave day until the end of next week and I for one will be glad of the respite!!!

I briefly popped up the Auden theatre late afternoon to see the exhibition of paintings by Sir John Hurt which was really interesting as he had quite diverse styles - I liked his self portraits the best. 

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