HMS Illustrious visited us one final time the other week before heading off to be decomissioned and scrapped. A sad end. Forgot all about it until now (which is pretty difficult given how big she is!).
Meanwhile, going the other way was was the Atlantis, a threemast barkentine, clocking in at a hefty 105 years old! Still looking good!
With so much verdant reed growth it is not surprising that Water Voles have been seen at many points around the trails including several mini-me babies. If you look carefully you can see feeding platforms of stamped down vegetation with neatly chewed sections of reed about three inches long. A similar area with piles of poos will be nearby!
It is an old joke about beetles of different sizes but how could I resist after Craig Burnett sent me this image taken in the Cordite Store.....
Especially for Chris Slade......