The Blakeney Hotel
Travel Blogs from Blakeney
Arrived at York ready for a good sleep. We left Heathrow at about 3:00 pm. Took about 5 hours to get to York on the M25 - DO NOT TAKE THIS ROUTE. (Coming back to Heathrow on the Saturday morning it was a car park for at least 5kms - that's all we saw - could have been much worse.) Finding a B&B in York at night is not fun. There are a number of …
... are abundant here and where the larks are most likely to be found where between six and eight inches tall which meant that a scan of the area revealed no birds at all and there wasn't much in evidence, so we set off to walk around. The ground was very wet and there are a number of small creeks that needed to be negotiated with care if we were to avoid getting muddy and wet. As we walked we flushed a number of Rock and Meadow Pipits, a few Linnets and many Sky Larks but ...
... to enjoy the views (which were non-existent anyway, because it was dark).
Suitably restored and with a couple of pints of beer/cider consumed as well we stepped back into the night and the wild weather. It wasn’t quite as bad as coming in the opposite direction because the wind was now more or less behind us, but it was fierce enough to make it unpleasant, to the extent that we felt compelled to stop in the Golden Lion bar for another ...
I have arrived home from sailing the high seas fighting and surviving the unthinkable perils of the deep blue ..... Is what I should be writing but what I've actually done is quite different. It mainly involves me sitting in my pants watching tv and moaning about working offshore. Moaning that my bed hasn't been made or the steak and lobster dinner isnt as good as last night. Or my favourite how we should get more time off ...
... for a week or so without anybody getting enough of a view to secure an identification. It had been spending a lot of time in trees rather than in the reeds, which is typical of Blyth's Reed Warbler, a rare vagrant from the Indian sub-continent. We had a look but there was very little bird activity around the willows in which it had been seen.
Along the trail we found two tiny Common Toads (toadlets? toadlings?) and the warmth of the sun which was making ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed