You could spend an entire day on the promenade watching people, boats and oddities like this. We’ve seen danger too. Swimmers – one hopes unaware of the dangers, for surely they wouldn’t otherwise be so stupid – crossing the water where the boats swing in – one guy had to tread water and raise his arm up to make sure he was visible, as a speed boat swept into the cove. Several people have lost their lives in the water this year, which is always sad when such a beautiful place is tainted thus. The currents are strong; and the calmness it might portray misleading.
And we’ve had Ella to stay. Ella is a Lagotto Romagnolo – an Italian Water Retriever. She is a ‘must have’ dog in my opinion. She loves to swim, to chase, to play and to snuggle up. She has the sweetest nature– well as sweet as Saffron but virtually non-moulting – their coat is hypoallergenic – described as hair it resembles a sheep but longer and more rustic. She’s gone back to the owners for one week and then we have her for three more weeks – we are sorely tempted to indulge ourselves. She is however, not a good dog for a gardener as digging is one of her favourite pastimes.