Monthly Archives: June 2013

Linnets: another red status bird here in Dartmoor

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Come on you birders, what is this bird?



Any ideas please? Spotted on Dartmoor this morning.

Spot the Spaniel

A new game to play


All creatures great and small

It cheered me up to see this little fella this morning perched on gorse not 10 feet from me. According to the RSPB Yellowhammers are ‘red status’, in serious decline. He seemed oblivious to this fact….


Down the plug hole



Walking the Burrator Leat I came across this: the leat disappears down a huge pipe to re-emerge some way distant as a waterfall.

This is BBC Scotland


April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain





It’s a tough life?

Castle Fraser

Now I didn’t know that the Frasers in Scotland are French in origin having come over at the time of the Norman Conquest, Fraser being┬áderived from the French ‘fraise’ (strawberry).


And now the end is near…

Well here we are at John’O Groats with over 1000 miles on the clock already from our meanderings around the UK so far. Time to turn south and head back home.slowly.



The Grand Tour – Day 1

Uneventful ride to Bristol except for a severe cross wind on the Somerset Levels crossing the River Parrott – not sure where that came from but it made for an interesting few moments. Days Inn at Gordano Services for the night…KFC for dinner…I know how to live!