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Today was a slow day in terms of the time spent on the go. We were up and in to breakfast at 7:30 as the "Farm Lodge" hosts serve breakfast from 7 - 8:30 only. Had another good breakfast, getting us off to a good start to our day. Then back to the room to get cleaned up and ready to go.
We headed out at just after 9am ...
Friday the 20th of
September – the day before
collected us to shop and lunch with Janthia, Christine and Jasper in
Aylesbury. Another pub lunch – soup, a sandwich and soft drink for
five pounds. I had my dress steam-pressed at a local dry cleaners
and, because the hired shirts didn't fit, Ali took us to the stores
department of the RAF so dress shirts could be purchased for Pete,
Craig and the best man, ...
... pass they just ignored us. Peter waited until the canal got a bit wider and then shouted to them to move over as he overtook them. The idiot driving the boat in front appeared to deliberately turn its bow straight into our boat as we overtook. Peter and Meagan both gave him a piece of their mind and assured us it was not usual behaviour.
We returned to our starting spot for the night and went to the local pub for dinner before retiring to the boat to ...
... the camera!
On that basis it’s probably a good job that there weren’t any Mandarin Ducks on any of the ponds either, otherwise we’d have been scuttling back up the hill to either buy a card or take one out of another camera. We agreed to return tomorrow to try for some Redwing photos.
Ravensthorpe Reservoir is south of the A14 and not far from the M1. There have been recent reports on northantsbirds.net of Bewick’s ...