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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.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Nice day out, October 2014

October already!, where has this year gone?,
This past Friday, friend Marjorie and I went on a day out, first going over the Snake Pass to see the  Autumn colours of all the trees, then it was down though Hope to Castleton where we had a nice lunch at the Three Roofs Cafe which is a dog friendly Cafe!. Not many children in with them all back at school, but three dogs in and probably better behaved!, and I know some of you will not be in favour of dogs in Cafes, but I'll tell you something you can't beat the clean floors in dog friendly cafes, have you noticed the floors after children have eaten!.
After a look round the shops and buying a pair of Craghoppers (Trousers) on offer and of course the jewellery shops for Marjie!, it was off up the Wynants Pass to the Chestnut Centre, which is the Centre for Otters, Owls and wild cats.
Took a few pictures (As usual) and though it was a bit of a breezy day down in the valley where the animals are it was quite sheltered.

Here are a few of the animals we saw.

Harry Potter fans will recognize this Snowy Owl 

these are Eagle Owls

A Scottish Wild Cat.

 Short toed Otters

 This one was on it's own and wasn't very happy about it, Making a right row!.

Short Toed Otters



Playing with a stone!

The stone playing one put this large stone though the fence for some reason, even though it was a struggle for it, perhaps it was just bored hey.

Family group

 This was from the old days when the land was owned by someone else before the centre.

And last but not least in the cafe after the long walk back up the hill after our tour of the centre, we found this glass cabinet by the door with these field mice in, both of us had not realised how small these little mice were, not as big as the first joint of my thumb, but beautiful with it!.
Photo taken though the glass so sorry about that!.

Thats it for today folks.
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By the time you reach the age of 76 years of age you've learn't most things.
All you have to do is try and remember it!.

Do not complain about growing old.
Many are denied the privilege.

1 comment:

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