Monday 1st June ((Day 81 of 236)
So, what connects Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra with ‘Big Mommas Great Adventure‘ ? On 22nd February 1966, Nancy Sinatra released a song written by Lee Hazelwood, that song reached No. 1 in the American Billboard Charts as well as in the UK, that song was of course ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking‘. The connection, well, to be perfectly honest, other than my dad being an ardent fan of ‘Frank Sinatra’, there isn’t one, but maybe it was a good way to grab your attention to this particular post, which, believe it or not, is going to be a little more concise in the text content than is usual for me.
We had come to another day off, the ‘Work of Fiction’ the previous day had forecast a dry day for us, but with the wind strength in the afternoon blowing a hefty 40mph and more. We awoke to blue sky and sunshine and although a little windy, it was nothing compared to what was expected later in the day, so decision time, where to go and what to do ? Unsurprisingly, the tide times were once again not in our favour for a trip to ‘Holy Island‘, with the wind whipping up the sea, neither was it conducive to a boat trip around the Farne Islands, so it was quite an easy decision really, get out the walking boots, as usual Shazza readied the edibles and I sorted out the hot beverage department, for today we would be visiting ‘St. Abbs‘ and walking along part of the Coastal Path to ‘St. Abbs Head‘. It is difficult to put into adequate words the stunning and dramatic scenery, so whilst we do the hard work and puff and pant our way up and down the terrain, why don’t you join us on a virtual walk, with the photographs (although I have not been able to include them all) and a bit of imagination, you too can enjoy this wonderful landscape…………………
It was a tremendous afternoon’s walk, although a bit breezy on the upper reaches of our walk, the weather had remained dry and we were rewarded for our efforts with some spectacular views, we hope you enjoyed them too.
It was a good feeling when we pulled off our boots inside ‘Big Momma’ and stretched out on the comfort of the leather bench seats with a hot freshly brewed mug of coffee. It wasn’t until around 7:30pm that the wind speeds increased and the van started rocking (for the wrong reason I hasten to add, didn’t have any energy left for any bedroom Olympics !!), the rain banged away on the roof and side windows but we were not going to let it in. We on the other hand sat inside, where it was all warm and cozy, Shazza made a lovely evening meal of BBQ Ribs and Chicken Wings with a mixed Salad, washed down with a glass or two of ‘Grape Juice’, of the ‘Rose‘ variety and we mulled over where our next adventure would take us………………….