Friday, 8 September 2017

Winter is coming

(I think it's kinda sad people have been saying these three words for centuries and now it will forever be associated with Game of Thrones)

However, winter is coming and here where I live in Derry/Londonderry winters can be harsh.

In Derry, the winters are long, chilly, cloudy, windy and wet. 

Derry, Northern Ireland when it snows.

The warm season only lasts for a little over three months from June to September with an average daily temperature of about 16°C.

The cold lasts for the rest of the year, with an average daily temperature of 8°C, if you do not include the chill factor created by the wind.

So, during these dark and dreary days to come, I'll remember fondly the day in June 2017, when we went to Fahan Beach.

Fahan Beach (Lynette Ferreira)

Fahan Beach (Lynette Ferreira)

Paulo soaking up some Vitamin D at Fahan Beach (Lynette Ferreira)

"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change." - ―E.B. White, Charlotte's Web