Took a walk along the coast – 3 days of trudging along beaches and spotting ruins of old castles, and buying cups of tea from WI volunteers raising funds from the shelter of Lifeboat Stations, and waking in pub bedrooms and enjoying scrambled eggs and fruit juice for breakfast.
Physically, it was great; tough but invigorating. Monday I was coming down with a head cold, I felt sluggish and tired, but when I left home at quarter to six on Tuesday morning the cold melted away and didn’t return and I found myself feeling very healthy.
It gave me time to think, to unwind.
Wednesday evening I sat on a bench in a churchyard and watched the sun set behind low hills. The clouds glowed pink and and cream and palest blue and they rippled as the sky darkened.
Do less, I thought.