I should always take my camera...I should always take my camera....I should always take my camera!
We have a family of swans that visit Broadsands regularly. They come over from Goodrington Beach where Youngs Park has a small enclosed nature reserve and a boating lake. It's always full of sea birds, ducks, geese and a swan pair.
These are the cygnets alone at Broadsands without their parents, a good sign that they are starting to be come independent.
They seem quite successful and have several cygnets each year
It looks like this year they have managed to get three to a fair size and I expect they will be leaving the parents (or I should say they will be chased off) very soon, usually at about 7 months old.
I was very cross with myself as one evening we went for a walk and I didn't have my camera. Typically the parents were at Broadsands with their three cygnets and it was a beautiful calm evening-I could have taken so many beautiful images of the whole family together!
HMS Portland F79 came into the bay on Friday, a Navy Frigate with guns, torpedo's, missiles, a flight deck and hangar, with either a Lynx or Merlin helicopter on board. I managed to get a few snaps in the distance through a sea haze.
Two and a half days of electricians in the house, finally sorting out the rest of our electrics (they stopped to let the builders get their work done). So last week me and the cats were confined to one or two rooms down one end of the house and then moved back to let the guys work on the rest.
We've had some fun with unexpected plumbing work....but just like smelly toilet, it's all sorted now! So apart from a few small jobs we are all finished with the major work and builders, just the mammoth task of decorating ahead.
I hope that normal blogging service will resume now. I have missed so many of your posts, I'm sure lots of interesting things have been happening, and believe me when I say I'm sad that I've missed them.
I still have a numb foot and now the other one seems to be trying to join it...so off to the physio again today with two tingly feet (it's my heels that are mostly affected).
What a beautiful day it is today in Devon, I've taken today off to spend with my husband who goes into hospital for major surgery tomorrow.
So many things going on these days and one of the reasons I got all the work on the house completed in a mad rush. I want him to be able to come home to a peaceful and safe environment, with no smelly toilets, dodgy electrics or leaky plumbing where he can recover and life can get back to normal.
When I look back it's really not been the best twelve months of our lives, but we do have a lovely home, sea views, a beach within walking distance..and of course each other...so it's not all bad!
Wishing you a lovely spring like and sunny week ahead
Until next time