Hottest April day ever recorded
Yes, indeed, with a maximum of 28 degrees, today was the hottest April day ever recorded in Holland and it will no doubt be one of the hottest days we will have all year unless global warming really is going to start kicking in in a dramatic way this summer.
After my tour of Bos en Lommer, I cycled home and tried to get Fred to join me at the beach but he was keener on chatting with the neighbours, doing some work for school and getting dinner reasy (he he!), so I had to go by myself. My goodness, it was full, even allowing for the fact that it was a Sunday and the second really summery day we have had (yesterday was high summer too), it was very very full as can be seen from this photo.
I took a few pics, but mostly had a nice snooze with the hot sun on my back before coing home and enjoying a nice evening on the balcony at the back of the house, listening to the blackbirds singing, intimidating a couple of randy wood pigeons who want to use ourt balcony for their marital home and nursery, and later, watching Venus beam her light to us from the western sky. She's in the same place in the sky as the Hayle-Bon comet a few years ago. A wonderful sight.