Heavy clouds to the south, clouds but lighter to the north. It rained briefly, although stopped further water from the sky is promised. We’ve just had breakfast, and now we are deciding what to do. I was worried that there were no birds, but all of a sudden there was a flurry of activity on the fence, and the little bundles of feathers arrived with their usual flurry. They seem to have disappeared, but I know they are around because the birdseed in the feeders is going down and will need topping up soon.
Elayne has said that we aren’t going in to the garden this morning, so I can go for a walk if I wish, and I do wish. No sign of the starlings. I think I have stopped the pigeons from getting on to the table. They don’t even seem to be trying this morning. Oh, no – hang on, there’s one on the roof of the table now had another go, and now appears to have given up. The sparrows are flitting backwards and forwards across the garden. It’s lovely to see them.
The Victoria of Wight is doing something unusual, it’s gone right up past the aircraft carrier and is doing the north turn now. is it going to turn round and come back or is it going carry on to a linkspan at Port of Portsmouth? That makes me wonder if the Camber itself is perhaps closed for some reason? Because that is definitely not normal behaviour. When I got back, I checked, and there is essential maintenance happening at the normal ferry port, so Wight Link are using the port.