Monday, September 14, 2020
Sophie starts her day sporting that svelte ' I've never been near a brush or a comb in my life ' look. There is a strong, warm , wind from the west today which means things get worse in the canine hair department as the morning wears on.
Outside the church a van with a sign that makes me no wiser as to what the company actually does. Many French vans have signs for services unknown - or undreamt of - by Anglo-Saxons.
We drive down to the river for a long walk in the shade and out of the wind.
A pilgrim is dropped off on the bank near us by two fishermen. Sophie wanders over to see if he might be carrying biscuits. She is disappointed and issues a grumpy yelp of irritation before leaving him alone. Why he couldn't have walked across the bridge is a mystery. Perhaps he's trying to do what the medieval pilgrims would have done and taken a ferry across from the other bank. The outdoor motor on the fishermans boat slightly ruins the bucolic image.
It is setting up to be a day of cloudless beauty.
Wow, This is beautiful, I've only seen a lenticular cloud once - in Scotland in 1999: https://twitter.com/ScienceIsNew/status/1304421663455416321
Abba and tax : https://www.messynessychic.com/2020/09/08/the-strange-anatomy-of-abbas-infamous-tax-deductible-wardrobe/