I did not fancy the ride in that little boat so we just looked from the "mainland". We walked along to the bird hide to hopefully see the Ospreys instead. There had been no sign of them all day but just as we were leaving a man said the male was sitting in a different tree. (Not the one with the nest.) We had a look through some powerful binoculars.
As the title suggests I have a new camera (well new to me) It's a Canon EOS 300D and it is all very grown up and came with other lenses! I shall see how we get on to gether over the next few weeks, months. I am not a quick learner so it might be a difficult process and I hate learning new things in case I fail! Oh well here are some first attempts.
The Astilbe we bought last year is looking really well.
Pond life but froggie was hiding.
Baby sprouts will be ready in a while.
If you look closely you will see that I did not take this photo. It is the first one we have of the whole plot in one picture.
A very happy birthday to Elizabeth Anne
who is on crutches at the moment due to an accident at school! Just one of many since 1977 when she made her appearance six weeks early!
There were flags and people lining the whole route
including Biddle who was very excited.
Helicopters flew overhead.
The commercial caravan went through and then after a long wait the seven man breakaway group.
Eventually the long awaited peleton came into view and flashed by in next to no time.
The team cars brought up the rear.
On the way back down someone said. " It's funny you wait so long for an event to happen and it's over in 30 seconds but it doesn't matter. It was great." And it was, we walked a round trip up and back down of 14 km but it was worth every centimetre. Now I can relax and watch the rest on television.
Looking at the internet later we found our selves on this Yorkshire post photo linked here
We are on right hand side just where the head of the peleton passes two people waving.