It was going to be another hot day so we went to the beach a lot earlier than normal for our Sunday swim. The water seemed a lot clearer this morning. This allowed me a better view of the sea life below. I saw a couple of rays and a lot of aggressive crabs.
As I stood at the end of the swim a ray swam right passed me. It was quite thrilling to be that close to a sea creature.
We went to the café up the road, the one that serves the most fantastic hot chocolate. Love One and I shared a turmeric poached egg. I was a bit dubious about this as it sounded strange but Loved One reassured me that she had had it before. It tasted alright, I won’t be rushing back for a second serving but I won’t actively avoid it either.
I was incredibly tired when I got home. I sat on the sofa and fell into a fitful sleep. Loved One suggested that I might benefit from lying down in a darkened room containing a bed. I agreed.
I wheeled my bike onto a boat, along a narrow gang plank. There was water everywhere. There were people everywhere. I looked for somewhere to store my bike and found a spot under a metal shelter. All the metal was painted blue. I hung my bike on the railings and too cover. The boat started. Water washed over the shelter and started to come in from both sides. The water level got higher. Another wave came over. The water level carried on getting higher. Then I was trapped under the shelter staring at the blue roof of the shelter, watching the air bubble get smaller and smaller. I felt a rising panic. Just as all hope was lost Loved One woke me up with a cup of tea.
Whilst I’d been asleep Loved One had been preparing plums. We made yet more plum paste and plum sauce, we are going to have plenty of home made gifts for friends. We also had a go at making some plum jam. As always with making jam the hardest part of the whole thing is washing and sterilising the jars. The second point of tension is trying to work out if the jam has been boiled enough so that it will set. After a lot of dropping jam on a cold plate and trying to work out whether it was setting. Eventually we decided it was ready and put it into jars.
We had squid for tea. Squid with salad. It was very nice