As Velda felt a little better yesterday she was like a caged Tigress and wanted to get out of the house, so it was get well wrapped up and off to Etherow,a bit of shopping on the way and whipping from the car park at the lake straight into the cafe for a bit of lunch.( no sitting outside with the smokers now !)
Met some of our park friends in there and they gave us all the park news ie the Egyptian goose that we all known had got trapped in the ice and by the time the wardens had broken the ice to it found it was too far gone to save, for those of you who don't know what one looks like here is an earlier picture I took.
On the happier note here are some other pictures of the park wildlife.
That's not shivering with the cold, its pure terror as the birds come too close
Most of the lake still frozen over but still too cold to sit still on the landing stage yet anyway
So after a short but enjoyabell stay it was home to the fireside and a bit of painting on my boat.
I know I've spelt "Enjoyable" wrong but its a standing joke with my mate Bob Abell