The Walnut Tree Inn
Travel Blogs from Northampton
... had a 10am meeting in Theddingworth. We met her contact, Ginny Beeby, and she showed us into and around the local church (that dates back to the 1200's). While Sheila and her looked over records and such, I made myself busy taking about 20 pictures of the church and its surroundings. Sheila has found church records of family members being both baptized ...
... the hired morning suit
fitted Pete well. A different experience, being where new recruits
are first kitted out. Ali also took us to see the wedding venue,
Halton House. Very impressive and beautiful. The day so far is
mainly warm and sunny.
dropping Pete back at the hotel, Ali and I met Craig at the train
station – he had travelled from York that morning with a pile of
luggage and was ready for a relaxing few hours catch-up and ...
... all my stuff. I needed to return the car so I had to get all my goodies out. I had no idea where AVIS was so I checked in my folder and there was a postcode, so I put that in and the GPS took me to the door about 5 minutes away. I caught the AVIS shuttle back to Terminal 5, went downstairs and caught the 423 bus back to the lodge. I was really pleased that I had managed to work this part out as I was a bit worried of the logistics of returning the car ...
... more views of Waxwings, possibly the same pair as before but always quite distant.
Eventually they disappeared and didn’t return so we gave up and went to do something else.
A Black-necked Grebe had been around the boat club at Pitsford Reservoir for some time and had been showing quite well, apparently. We’d seen some back in July in Cheshire but not close enough for photographs so our next stop was Pitsford. Unlike my last visit to ...
... Julie and the window down without scaring the bird away and Julie got a couple of decent shots. A Barn Owl was quartering a field perhaps half a mile away, much too far for a photo.
After parking we followed the bridleway in the direction of Blueberry Farm and quickly realised that we were in the same area that we had approached from the other direction on other visits. Within minutes we saw a Short-eared Owl flying across the field away from us which ...