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Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

St Annes, Etherow and Reddish Vale.


Monday went to St Annes on Sea with Marjorie and Pepe, Marjorie hadn't been before and hoped it wasn't like Blackpool, which like me she doesn't like with all the crowds on the front drinking and swearing!.
So St Annes it was and here are a couple of pictures, the first at the "Restaurant on the Beach" 

Thought the grassy table and seats would be a bit tough to keep clean, then realised the Starling were doing the job for them!.

Saw this couple in the gardens and thought they looked really peaceful, and said on the way past again, "I'll bet you feel better for that nap", He said "she couldn't keep her eyes open", You didn't do too bad yourself mate said I", he didn't believe me until I showed him the picture.
  


Friend Bob, said the first picture would look better with the fountain of flowers and church on the other side so did a bit of photo fiddling and don't see the difference really, but what I know about photography would go on the back of a stamp, point and click that's me.
Marjorie said "Even the seagulls seem quieter", "well it is St Annes here and they are a bit more refined "said I"

Wednesday went to the lake at Etherow and stayed all day sailing and walking Pepe round the lakes

Still plenty of baby ducks about, Mallards, Coots and Mandarins.
Only went home to give Pepe his dinner, which he didn't eat anyway, weather too hot and then it was back to the club meeting afterwards.
Friday saw us down at the Reddish Vale Centre and much to my surprise didn't recognize it since it was about 40 years ago since I was last there and the road to it was totally different and dropped one off at the Cafe and Small animal centre which was doing a great job with some of the schools already off on the Summer holidays.
Nice meals and nice staff

The scene from the outside cafe seating, seems as though most of the horses were out being ridden

A few of the animals in the childrens area




 General views around the site 


 Even a bit of train spotting 



Not one but two families of swans!.




My mate Bob say's enjoy it whilst you can as there are plans to build 1500 houses and shops on this site, what will our children and grandchildren have to do to see any wildlife and greenery in the future!!.

Learning about wildlife

How old is this tree, this will perhaps be a victim to the council planning department to save a few pounds for this years budget, what will it be next year!.
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