Holiday Day 11 / Inverness Day 2 (Poor Fawn)

今日は日曜日ですし、夫の希望で休息日にしました。お昼前にロッジから15分くらいのところにあるインバネスの街まで行って、軽くお昼をして、ついでに少しお買い物をしてロッジに戻ってゆっくり過ごす、という1日。

It’s Sunday today and my husband wanted to have a rest from driving, so we just went to Inverness (15 minutes by car) to have a light lunch, did a little shopping, came back and are spending the rest of the day relaxing at the lodge.

出かけた時に、ロッジがある敷地内で鹿の(多分)子供を見かけました。わたしたちを見て慌ててうろうろしていましたが、右側はかなり険しい坂道で木々もたくさん植わっていて多分上れない、左側は柵があり、トゲトゲのワイヤーもあるので通れない。

When we went out and were driving up the narrow path that takes us from the area where a few lodges are to the main road, we saw a fawn, which started to go from right to left as soon as it saw us. On the right side is a steep hill with lots of trees and plants and on the left is a fence with barbed wire.

近づくとますますパニックになって怪我でもしたら可哀想としばらく車を止めて待っていたのですが、右にいったり左にいったりで先に進まず。ずっとそこにいるわけにもいかないので、ゆっくりゆっくり進んで見たら、柵を抜けて、ロッジがある敷地側に入って行きました。それでなくても怪我をしていたのか足が悪い様子だったのに、トゲトゲのワイヤーでまた怪我をしてしまっただろうと可愛そう(涙)。

The fawn wanted to get away from us but didn’t know where to go. We didn’t want it to hurt itself by panicking more so we stopped the car and waited for a while but it kept doing the same thing rather than going forward on the path. As we couldn’t sit there forever, we started to move very very slowly, then it went right and left for a few more minutes then eventually went through the fence! The poor thing must have got hurt by the barbed wire. When it was walking on the road it looked like it was limping a bit as if it had a leg that was hurting,

昨日の移動日は、曇り時々晴れ、一時雨、なお天気で、今はちょうど晴れていますが今日も似たようなお天気です。お天気予報を見ると、この先数日は曇ったり雨が降ったりのお天気のようであまり良いお天気にはならない様子です。ま、ザザ降りにならなければよしとしましょう。

Yesterday, the weather wasn’t great, it was mostly cloudy with some intervals of sun and rained a little occasionally, and it’s similar today. Looking at the forecast, we’ll be having similar weather in the next few days, not great. Still, it’s not so bad as long as it doesn’t rain heavily.

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