I had a prescription to collect from the surgery this afternoon so I thought I would walk into the village with Tilly. It's a five minute drive but on foot it takes about 45 minutes. However, the wind was so strong and it was wet and heavy going underfoot, that I was still walking an hour later!
On the way we pass a marshy area and today the wind was whooshing through last year's desiccated reeds and rushes. You can just see their tops being held in a horizontal position by the blast, otherwise I'm afraid the photo doesn't give a real sense of the buffeting they were getting.
A little further on and we put up a large gaggle of geese who were spending the afternoon in a field away to our right.
That's the top of Traprain Law in the background.
We certainly blew the cobwebs away and hopefully disposed of a few calories too. I have acquired rather too many of those over the last week. More walking is required and I am sure Tilly won't be complaining.