After a week of wet weather it was good to open the curtains to welcome blue skies again! Rather than enjoy our first cup of coffee in bed we decided to take a Thermos and enjoy it in the open air instead!
We drove up to the Nothe Gardens, we weren't the only ones awake, the squirrels criss-crossing the path and climbing the trees added extra interest!
The Condor ferry was backing out of the harbour, taking day trippers and holiday makers to the channel islands of Guernsey and Jersey.
Sitting down to enjoy the view, and drink our coffee we watched a fish boat hauling up it's crab pots...
While other boats headed further out to sea for a day of fishing or sailing....
Overhead swallows swept down low catching their breakfast.The sound of distant church bells interrupted the bird song all around us.
An elderflower bush reminded me that I must pick some elderflowers to make cordial this week, and the gladoli reminding us of a mornings work waiting for us back home.
A last chance to take in the views ......
and a quick breakfast on the patio before a morning spent in the garden.
The sea, however, is never far from our thoughts even here!
Have you done anything out of routine this weekend too?