Archery, birds, gibbons and galloping tides – end of my second week off

Swallow dive, originally uploaded by Fi in Eden.

Thursday- poor Hector working. Jane and I had a great day. An archery lesson – I beat her ! At the farm venue they also have a fishing pond which was being skimmed by swallows catching insects. What a lovely sight.
Our archery score card
Then we went to Trotters animal park and met some nice animals. Especially the gibbons and lemurs and marmosets. I had seen the falconry demonstration before but as last time loved it. John the falconer is mesmerising – his connection with the birds is a bit of magic.
After that we had cake and tea with Mum and I had a few minutes walk in Borrans Park on the lake shore at Ambleside and fed the ducks.

Sis - before I won at archeryLittle Mell Fell
Falconer John and his falconNaff off - I'm nude sunbathing
Windermere from Borrans Park - beware green algaeEvery cloud has a silver lining

And a last blast on the two week holiday….. a drive out to the Solway Firth, along from Carlisle and to Bowness on Solway and a wander around on the foreshore and watching the tide gallop in. I saw a huge bird flying over the water and some few hundred yards away land on the marsh. I would love to know what it was. It looked dark and stood tall. I took this shot of Hector under the tide’s hooves.
Bowness on Solway

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