Hello. Long time no post so I thought I'd better put something up in case you thought I might have expired. No, I'm still alive although my back is giving me gyp after I pulled a muscle in it. I expect it'll go away. (the gyp, not the back).
Herbie has been out and about without us, as our daughter and her family seem to have got the boating bug - they even enjoyed Stockton locks! I think they're going out again at the jubilee bank holiday after which Kath and I may well ake over for our first longer trip of the year.
Meanwhile we've been enjoying nature waking up. Although not boating , you can't keep us away from water, whether it's the lovely pool at Cambridge Botanic Gardens
or the river at St Ives
(that's our Peter looking slightly as if he's thinking about jumping)
or the Norfok Broads where we spend a long weekend exploring at birdwatching here's the tranquil Salhouse Broad where I fell off a wherry in 1973 (I'm over it now)
We visited the wildlife reserve at Hickling Broad and we were lucky enough to see three common cranes flying around in a display nearly as good as the red arrows. Stupidly I was too mesmerised to remember to take a photo. However I did snap some of the wild Konik's horses that graze the reed beds there
up to their knees in water all day and no welly boots. I hope they don't get hoof rot.
We also hear a bittern booming quite close by, but of course never saw it hidden as it was deep in the reeds.
Meanwhile, back in the Botanic Gardens they have a special garden area with plants that bees like
Nearby, the bees were going ballistic at the bee hotel as this little video might show if I've got it right. (You probably need to click and wait)