Often there is such a long string of gray days in Aberdeen that I actually forget that the sky and sea can be this lovely.
When the cold mist clears, it’s as though someone has taken a paintbrush to the city or like a black and white film has turned to color.
Just north of Aberdeen, Scotland (where we live), Balmedie Beach is a perfect spot to head for a walk when the skies clear.
Don’t be fooled into thinking it is a Caribbean warm. This is still the North Sea.
But there is sand and water and enough horizon to take you for as long as you want to walk.
One of the reasons I started #48walks is that I need the reminder to rush out into the light when it comes like this.
Sometimes the sun only shines for an hour or two, so it’s an occasion worth dropping whatever you’re up to and getting outside.
To see the world painted into colors again.
So when the gray comes rolling back, you remember that you felt the sun on your face.
Tomorrow begins a NEW month! April strikes me as the perfect time to go for some walks! If you’re walking with me this year or if you want to walk with me this year, share your photos of where you are by tagging your pictures with #48walks.
This month my stories will be themed around Walking with Children. My kids have two weeks of school holidays coming up so I will be walking a lot with them in April, but my stories will be about the challenges and joys of walking through life with them.
Happy Monday and Happy Walking, friends!