Yesterday, two weeks after bunion surgery, the bulky bandage was removed from my foot. I was instructed to try to get my foot back into normal shoes. This morning, I did manage to cram my still rather swollen foot into a track shoe. My huband drove us to Spittal with a plan of a short walk together with me returning to car to do some work on the netbook, while he went for a longer walk. The recent strong northerly winds have blown sand up over the grassy area between the prom and the car park, making it look like a beach.