My feet are so sore I am now sitting at my desk with my feet in the foot spa feeling like a complete plonker. I am not going to be walking anywhere for a while and so as I am stuck here, perhaps I’ll get some writing done.
I was going to have a day off today!
We went to the Harwich Sea Festival. Gorgeous day. Hot and sunny. And I am delighted to say the quay was absolutely packed with people, which is fantastic for everyone who worked so hard to put the event on.
I've been looking forward to it for ages. Live music, stalls, boats, what more could you ask? And I wasn't disappointed.
We could have walked, but decided to drive down and park in Dovercourt town centre. There was parking provided nearer to the quay, but we thought it would be the proper thing to do to leave that for people coming from out of town. Thank goodness we did take the car though! Halfway to the quay my feet started to hurt. I was wearing “comfort” sandals. Comfort? My feet would have been more comfortable in coal scuttles.
I got blisters on the soles of my feet so walking barefoot wasn’t much better, but I did for a while, although I feared for my toes with so many people about. And of course, there’s all the usual muck you get on the ground where there are crowds of people, dropped food, cigarette ends etc. Ugh.
We went to have a close up look at a Thames Barge which entailed walking along a metal pontoon – which was okay except my lovely “comfort” (hah!) sandals have little heels and I was terrified my heels would go through the grid and get stuck. I’m sure anyone seeing me tip toeing along will have thought I’d been hitting the bottle.
The gulls thought it was hilarious!
Goodness knows why I didn’t choose more suitable footwear. I have been there enough times to know better. I would say, “You live and learn,” except I don’t seem to.
To be honest, if I’d chosen my footwear more carefully, I’d still be down there!
But I saw a Thames Barge up close! Yay! I could have gone on board, but didn't as I didn't relish the thought of lurching my way through everyone else on there.
Before I go and dry my feet, thank you everyone who downloaded A Portrait of Louisa & Other Stories.
And finally, there is a very good post about the pitfalls of using images on your blog. You can read it here. A timely warning I think.
Happy Sunny Sunday!