I have been fortunate this week, I have been able to get out for a walk every morning so far, and there is only one day to go. This mornings weather was a good example. As you can see from the picture, the sky wasn’t very dramatic. It’s been a bit nippy, but being wrapped up meant I was quite comfortable.
The temperature was around 5C, but there was a little bit of a breeze and that meant there was a bit of windchill making the 5C feel more like 3C. Whilst we don’t really notice air pressure (well, I don’t perhaps more people than I might expect do feel sensitivity – I was about to make a generalisation, but that may not be correct).
Admittedly cold, but not as cold as it has been. This points to another thing that bothers me; homeless people sleeping rough. This morning I was walking through town at probably around 0610, going along the high street was a block pushing (and pulling) two shopping trolleys full of what I gather are his worldly possessions. I alway speak to them, he said good morning, and I asked if he was OK, then feeling a bit like an idiot, I said of course you aren’t really are you? To which he replied no, we then went on. It was cold, and the thought of sleeping rough really does distress me. The thing is that all of the rough sleepers in Gosport are offered accommodation, there’ll usually be a problem, drugs, alcohol or a pet – in this case no dog was evident, but if the offer is blocked because of pets, I think I disagree with that. It’s not an easy life.
I also think about the pilots having to transfer to the ships out in the channel, I can imagine in rough weather that is a hair raising experience, but they are used to it I suppose. The weather promises to be dry tomorrow, there’s always something about it that adds a bit of a variation.