Grey is not my favourite colour for sky, but sometimes there are compensations. (not cake- too soon for that!) A friend had suggested a sally through the salt marshes, and I’m always seduced by the fusion of sky and sea. I hadn’t reckoned on a grey day, but it was warm, so, no excuse!
The light on the water here is special on all but the glummest of days. Passing by the fisherman’s huts there’s always a cat or two, trying to appear disinterested in today’s catch. Down in the salt pans, birds wade, flap their wings, and glide across the still waters.
A pomegranate tree clings to the last of its fruit, and the reeds rustle and sway, bleached beige by the sun. Small hillocks of salt gleam, white, against the sullen sky. A mysterious pink has appeared in the salt pans, not reflected from the dense clouds overhead.
The light is changing and, looking to the hills, I realise that the clouds are beginning, ever so slowly, to roll back. The water darkens, inexplicably, to a rich magenta and I watch, transfixed, as grey gives way to blue.
I’m rounding the marshes to reach Fuseta for lunch. If I’m lucky the sky should be clear by the time I get there.
It’s almost unreal, the transformation in the skies as I head towards the sea, and I can only be a grateful witness.
I wander along the quayside, peering at the tiny fish milling around the boats. If they were bigger I’d think they were pushing their luck, but it’ll be a while before they make anyone a decent supper. Well, perhaps a ship’s cat?
Which brings us, of course, to the inevitable subject. Does anyone have space for cake? Someone’s been eating mine, again!
Not such a grey day, after all. Replete, we sat in the sunshine, gazing out across the bay.
Not so many walks this week. Huge thanks to my regular contributors. Please visit each other, if you can, and don’t forget to get out there walking off all those cakes! Join me any time, here on Jo’s Monday walk. You know you’ll always be welcome.
What’s a little rain when you’re with a lovely friend? Welcome back, Gilly!
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With a much more thoughtful attitude to walking than mine, I’m sure many of you know Frank :
He’s leaving the blogging world soon, so you might want to say goodbye. And then, hello to Kammie!
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Those clouds dumped a fair bit of rain, and I ended up wading on a couple of my walks. Back to glorious blue this weekend, and set fair for summer. See you soon! Take care till then.