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The people are delightful
The food, of course....
The climate (while we were there) was great
The cost of eating, drinking etc is phenomenally low. (Our 1.5 litre of drinking water was costing us 25 rupees (30 pence). When we landed at Heathrow, we had to buy a 500ml bottle which cost us £2.00!!)
The railways. They appear to be very efficient
To see such different plants growing, animals living, fruit to eat etc was just fantastic
Gracia, Sant Roc, Sants, Santa Tecla, La Merce – apparently 5 Catalan festivals weren't enough for us this year. We usually go away for my birthday for a few days and this year Julie found a Festa Major in the small town of Altafulla, on the coast just north east of Tarragona with castellers on my birth date. A chance to see a new part of Catalunya and do some birding too. Read ...
... either on the road, in the verge or in the hedgerows. Probably thousands. Redwings formed the bulk of them, then Fieldfares, Blackbirds and Mistle Thrushes. There were also finches and possibly buntings too, although it was mainly too dark to tell. I had to slow down several times to avoid crushing birds that seemed too tired to fly away under my tyres.
I finally found the track to the Ringstead Down reserve just after sunrise. I’d seen it once before ...
I used to live in the new town built around Madeley, a Victorian mining village. Now the old-fashioned shops are replaced by a lifeless supermarket.
We went to a performance of Much to Do About Wenlock, an entertaining play loosely based on the founding of the modern Olympiad by a local doctor, concerned about his patients' health.
Afterwards, our young friend tried on some of the masks used in the performance in neighbouring Oakengates.
Our last day in Norfolk and I started off with the migration watchers again for an hour before breakfast. There were far fewer Jays passing through this morning with less than 20 seen, but overall bird numbers seemed similar with plenty of flocks of small birds passing over frequently.
Having packed and vacated our rooms the five of us drove into Hunstanton to look for breakfast. There weren't many places open and we ended up in the Wash ...