Sunday, 23 February 2014
Under the weather
Visitor Centre where the cafe was not full - as it was last time when we had to eat outside as the tables were all taken - so we were able to sit indoors at a table by the window looking at this view as we ate our bowls of soup followed by a hot drink and a shared scone (well they were quite large!) After a nice sit down and a rest we were ready to set off to the bus stop to get the bus back into town and from there home. I had enjoyed my day out in the fresh air but realised just how out of condition I had become - will need to build up my stamina again in readiness for the better weather. I noticed a flask for sale in the window one of the shops selling walking gear which we passed on our way to the bus stop with the words Keep Calm and Go for a Walk - just right for me I thought!
By the way did you know, I certainly didn't, that only 1% of the world's water is usable? It seems 97% is in the oceans and 2% is frozen leaving just 1% for our use - this I discovered reading one of the posters at the Visitor Centre which told me that they harvest rainwater for use in flushing the toilets. You certainly learn something new every day don't you and to think that with all that rain and floods we still have only 1% of usable water! We really can't afford to waste a drop can we?!