Sunday (13ty May)
Escapees from someones celebration I think (photo by George)
It was cloudy and quite cool even on the back deck today so we thought some exercise would warm us up.
After an early lunch, wearing lightweight fleeces we set off once again over the wild flower meadow here at Runnymede
Passing the tree that has recently been damaged by fire
We crossed another meadow and here looking back at Runnymede's lodges
... and eventually seeing our destination, Langham Ponds (11on the map)
Over a stile onto a grazing meadow and we were glad that these cows ignored us
through a kissing gate
and along the ponds edges where it was a bit squelchy in places where the cattle had been
over the rickety bridge
which in several placed needs repairing as we had to be very careful as some of the planks were rotten, loose or missing altogether!
Across another lovely meadow, so nice to see the yellow as buttercups instead of the large expanses of yellow fields full of Rape.
The sun had finally broken through the clouds as we headed back over the road to the Pleasure Park on our way home
I could see that this Egyptian Goose was going to fly into the river and had hoped to get a picture of his wings spread wide but was a fraction of a second too late
found this picture on the internet of the geese in flight showing the pattern on the wings look like Egyptian hieroglyphics
We stopped off at the statue of Queen Elisabeth II and sat down to eat a very welcome ice cream
with a great view of Cooper's Wood above the bend in the River Thames
The Lucy Fisher has been out and about this weekend too
A splendid sunset to end the day.