Sunday 9 January 2011

Still 2010

Our first big walk of 2011 ends curiously in 2010, that is in the Gwaun Valley where the people hold to the Julian Calendar and so it won't be New Year until what will be 13 January according to the somewhat more widely accepted Gregorian recalculation. The sense of going backwards is reinforced as I find the walk tough being out of condition after the holiday when I didn't do much exercise.

Whatever the date may be the days are lengthening - I took the photo while driving home just before 5pm today (at Bethesda on the B4313 between Maenclochog and the A40) when it would have been dark a couple of weeks ago. Cause for a little bit of optimism though it is a long, long wait until spring.