What a relief, after a few days of being unable to get out and about, to get out for a walk again this morning. The weather was threatening to ruin our plans once more, but it did stay dry long enough for us to get a walk round Straw's Bridge. The trees were blowing about in the strong wind and the leaves have all but gone now. after yesterday's heavy rain, the brook was full and flowing very fast and the well-filled lakes were being whipped up by the gusty wind. a rather miserable looking Heron was standing huddled against the elements across the lake here.