I walked 20,000 + steps today. It was relatively easy actually as I did 3 different walks. The first was early as I had to take the dogs out. It is easier at home as I can shoo them out in to the garden which I can not do in Ramsgate so I have to take them for a walk but being up and out early is really pleasant. I like the early morning peace and quiet. Hopefully Lara and Harvey won’t lie in bed for too long as I wanted to do a decent walk.They didn’t :-). When Lara and Harvey were up we took the dogs for a run along the sandy beach at Ramsgate. I do love the view from the front door, over the marina. It was a gloomy and overcast day but the colours in the sea, marina and sky were quite intense. We dropped Dylan back at the house as he is too poorly to manage a long walk and went back to the beach area to walk round to Broadstairs. We stopped first at the Belgian Cafe for a coffee. Or a hot chocolate. Off to Broadstairs we went. It is an easy walk along the promenade. The bracing sea air makes me feel so alive. I absolutely love it. Unfortunately it was high tide and our path was cut off so we headed back to Ramsgate. I can watch the waves smashing up against the wall for ages; I find it so relaxing. It’s official, Harvey is now taller than both of us. We took Milton back to the house and came back to the marina for an early lunch as none of us had eaten any breakfast. We went to the Royal Harbour Brasserie for lunch which is at the end of one of the sea walls which protect the marina. It looks shabby from outside but inside it’s much better! Superb views from our table. I had a cauliflower and chickpea curry with mini poppadoms, rice and a chapati. It was good but I was hungry and could have eaten more. I have stopped doing holiday lets from the house and am hoping I have a long term tenant moving in this week so this may well be my last visit to Ramsgate for a while. The walking was lovely, and so was the company. I will miss this view. We came home after lunch as the house is now ready for its tenants. I had a fancy for something sweet so I made a banana loaf. While it cooked I had a tub of humous and 2 packets of oat cakes and an apple. Then 3 slices of banana bread. I find that is the draw back to exercise – it makes me really hungry. After all the afternoon munching, I was not very hungry by the evening so I had a very light supper of some oven roasted veggies and pan wilted spinach. Harvey had 3 Quorn sausage rolls with his which he really likes so that was an easy supper.
I think I will sleep well tonight:
13.56 km walked
3259 calories burned
38 flights of steps climbed
128 minutes spent walking