Saturday, 16 July 2011

Branston Water Park.

We had a stroll back along the towpath to the tranquil water park as the afternoon turned out to be hot and sunny.

IMG_0075 Gaggle of Grey Geese

There were plenty of Canada Geese, Ducks, Coots, Moorhens and a gaggle on Grey Geese cruising around on the lake. A nice level tarmac path led all around the perimeter which was ideal for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles and we met quite a few families enjoying their afternoon walks/rides.

IMG_0080 Island for one

The water levels seemed to be much lower than usual as you can see on this little island. I could just visualise a nice little wooden chalet built on raised legs here  to live in, with mooring for a rowing boat of course.

IMG_0081 smelly Rose   IMG_0079 Bridge Inn Branston

There were some nice wild smelly roses en route, but when we reached The Bridge Inn unfortunately they had closed for their afternoon siesta.

IMG_0082 small Elephant's pooh   IMG_0083

On our walk back we spotted some small Elephant droppings, but didn’t manage to get a glimpse of the little creatures themselves! But we did see this lovely Large Tortoiseshell Butterfly sunning itself on a Blackberry leaf. Back on Oakfield it was time for tea and some of Morrison’s bite-size flapjack and millionaires slices, naughty but very nice.

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