So with an unfit husband and an overweight dog in tow I headed for the north Lincolnshire coast on Sunday.
Both Neil and I spent much of our childhood in and around Holbeach (although we never met...), and the flat countryside and sea marshes are familiar to us but neither of us have been there for many years.
Sunday took us beyond Holbeach St Matthew to an isolated part of The Wash SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest).
Although it was glorious day there was a heavy breeze but it was beautifully clear and we could see for miles.
This part of the marsh has a real operational role as a bombing range for the RAF.
Meet Sparky our Bichon Frise - I think he was asking to be taken home for a rest!
We enjoyed ourselves so much we went back today! This time we were slightly further east at Gedney Drove End. As you can see the coast was deserted - we only saw one other couple all the time we were there, who turned out to be neighbours of ours from some ten years ago that we haven't seen since we moved away - what a small world!
Another clear day (with no breeze at all) meant we could see the wind-farm that is offshore of Skegness, and across to Hunstanton, the only west facing resort on the east coast.