Almost Wordless Wednesday – Finding Breakfast

Whilst dropping my daughter off at her sailing class this morning, I noticed this chap standing on the pontoon - I assume he's after his breakfast. Not fancying fish - I declined his offer to join him and went for a coffee... Not the best photo I've ever taken, but I took it with the… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Finding Breakfast

Welsh Castle Quest day 12 – Caernarfon Castle

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we finished off our walk from Conwy to Caernarfon, and finished with a visit to the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. For a fuller report on what we got up to - my wife has written another of her excellent posts about it here! As it stands we had a nice last yomp along… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest day 12 – Caernarfon Castle

Welsh Castle Quest Day 10 – Pengu… Pelica… Potato… PUFFIN Island!

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we continued our walk between Conwy and Caernarfon, and logged up a pretty respectable double digit mileage.     One of the things we noticed along the way was a large island to one side of Anglesey. Puffin island or Ynys Seiriol in Welsh, is an uninhabited private island of about 69… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 10 – Pengu… Pelica… Potato… PUFFIN Island!

Welsh Castle Quest Days 7 & 8 – Rhyl to Conwy, wonderful landscapes!

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Over the last few days we've been wandering from Rhuddlan and Rhyl over to Conwy, making the most of the weather and enjoying the wonderful landscapes and sights on offer... And because no post about the seaside would be complete without a Gull - here's the Herring Gull that helped us eat… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Days 7 & 8 – Rhyl to Conwy, wonderful landscapes!

Welsh Castle Quest Day 5 – Birds on the Beach

Greetings fellow Adventurers! Today's trek took us eight miles further and across a county boundary. We set off from the 'Point of Ayr' in Flintshire to Rhyl in Denbighshire. The first half of the walk stretched for four miles across a vast beach to the seaside town of Prestatyn. As we walked along the beach,… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 5 – Birds on the Beach

A Visit to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Brandon Marsh nature reserve is an important site for wetland birds and was designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) in 1973. Since 1989 it has been managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trusts and various voluntary groups. A former sand and gravel quarry, it's located just south of Coventry in Warwickshire and has 92… Continue reading A Visit to Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve