On Boxing Day we do like to get out for a nice long walk - this year however Boxing Day was drizzly and really rather horrible and not ideal for a decent walk. Also, having spent Christmas Day in the gite we needed to get it ready for guests who were arriving on Saturday evening. So this year we spent Boxing Day sorting and cleaning as well as playing Jungle Speed (Ben's new game) and delayed our walk until Saturday. Good choice it turned out!
Boxing Day dawned cold, blue-skied and very windy - ideal conditions for a walk along the Normandy coast at Ouistreham, especially when you have 6 dogs to take along with you! Do you reckon they were looking forward to the beach?
|Six dogs waiting for a seaside walk|
On the way there this cockerel cloud was espied but luckily the clouds that were bubbling up dumped their rain around rather than on us.
|Can you see the cockerel?|
The wind continued to blow hard though which made for very choppy seas and perfect conditions for the braver souls than us who like to kite surf and windsurf:
|Brave kite surfers|
|And a brave windsurfer|
It was however a bit challenging for the birds although these dunlin did well against the strong wind. The goose we saw later found going westwards much harder though!
|Dunlin battling against the wind|
On finishing our walk we returned to the car for much needed hot chocolate and cake. Cobwebs were completely blown away and we had managed not to get wet. After all the excesses of Christmas Day this had been the perfect antidote.
Did you mange to get out for a walk on or after Christmas?