The high spot of the day is captured in the guest photo which shows Dropscone on the summit of Ben Nevis in glorious weather. He reports that going up was a breeze compared with the pain of going back down and I can quite believe that but he got up and down successfully and gets my deepest respect.
We had another lovely day down here as well and people are beginning to walk round the town rather nervously wondering what has gone wrong. But we are enjoying the best spell of weather in the year all the same.
We woke up to autumnal mists though and they took a bit of time to clear. I had time to check on the new feeder….
…before walking along to the church with Mrs Tootlepedal who was going for a choir practice.
When she had gone into the church, I stood on the suspension bridge and looked both ways up and down the river. The views could hardly have been more different.
Our main task of the day though was to pay a second visit to the Infirmary in Dumfries to check that Mrs Tootlepedal’s cataract operation had been successful. Once again the ophthalmology department came up trumps and she was seen on schedule and given the complete all clear.
As Sandy had kindly offered to do my usual turn in the tourist information centre, we celebrated the good news by taking the long route home, stopping at Glencaple on the shores of the Nith estuary for lunch. The mist had cleared here too and it was a glorious day.
The lunch was nothing to write home about but the view from the cafe window more than made up for it.
The weather couldn’t have been better for a walk but we did get a bit over heated in the car on the sunny drive home and we were pleased to get into the cool interior of our house and enjoy a cup of tea when we got back.
I went up to see how Sandy had fared at giving advice to tourists and found that he had dispensed it at a rate of one item every half and hour so he was reasonably bored. I locked up and he went off for a walk.
I took a walk round the garden….
I had time to mow the middle lawn before my flute pupil Luke came. We are working on a set of duets just for the pleasure of playing them and his counting has improved so much that we make excellent progress each week.
In the evening, I went off to the first meeting of the season for our local camera club and it went well as the members had brought along a really varied and interesting set of pictures for us to look at.
I did find a moment to capture a flying bird of the day.