So far today the weather forecast has been spot on - a dry morning followed by a band of heavy showers which hopefully will move on leaving a dry evening for the New Year celebrations. This morning we took Laura to the Valley of the Rocks.
The valley was as impressive as ever as was the view out to sea. Unlike at home there was a bitter wind which probably explained the lack of feral goats. We saw a few but nothing like as many as usual.
We walked around the easy asphalt cliff path first then climbed the rocky path up to Castle Rock. A sudden shower blew in when we got to the top so we had our coffee in the shelter of the overhanging rocks. A robin flew down for the crumbs from our flapjacks and bravely hopped almost up to our feet.
This rabbit was also on the top of Castle Rock and was unfazed by our presence.
There's my little green car behind the toilet block. We timed our walk perfectly as the heavy rain began as we were opening the car doors. We drove home through heavy rain which continued through the afternoon while we played cards around the kitchen table. Romas has lit the woodburner but then had to open the windows to clear the fumes from the stoveblack that I put on the burner in the summer. Hopefully we will go into town for the New Year's fireworks and general celebrations.