Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The road starts here.

Okay, the first stop over was Broadmeadow caravanning and camping site at Ross on Wye. 16 pounds fifty a night inc electric hook up. A very nice site with good facilities.

Two ponds on the site provide some wildlife, but surprisingly for such a large site nothing incredibly unusual. I guess I can expect to see a lot of the following at any site at which I stop.

The common old Woodpigeon.

The Jackdaws were making a racket at 6.00am, I didn't mind I was already up and having breakfast.

The stars of the show however were the Magpies, There were two adults and four young. I noticed that instead of flying in for the bread that I had put out, they would quickly hop across the ground grab a piece and then hop away. Strange behaviour. This first was on the roof of the next caravan.

The second on the ground immediately outside my window. The 300mm lens without any converter was the ideal piece of kit to capture them.

There were also, Blackbird, Thrush and Grey Wagtail skitting in and out of the vans and motorhomes. Mallard, coot and Mute swan-complete with two chicks were around the ponds. Will every site be as pretty as this one?

For those that are interested this is home for the forseeable future. A 4 berth Autocruise star blazer. It's 24 feet long and 7 ft wide. No mortgage, council tax, Tv licence, water rates I think I can handle it.

Hope to keep up to date now that I have internet connection.

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