This morning we decided that it was time we gave the Mobility scooter a good run out. It was a cloudy but dry and mild 8c, so location was the next question. We decided to stay local by going to Stover Country park.This park is only 6 miles away and close to the market town of Newton Abbot.The park consists of 114 acres (around 46 Hectares) of Lakes, Conifer woodland, Shrub lands, Grasslands and plenty of Marshlands. This then is an ideal wildlife area. This includes Birds of all sorts, Animals, Snakes, Reptiles,Butterflies, Mammals,Plants by the hundred and even the odd Roe deer.So we put the scooter into the car (ramps) along with sandwiches and a Flask and off we went.The park has a very reasonable pay and display car park (£1.50 all day)situated close to the Ranger and visitor centre. This centre also contains a Nature Interpretation Centre (???)(see www.devon.gov.uk/stover_country_park.htm)The centre contains Toilets, including Disabled, these are probably the slight "Blot on the landscape" as the Gents urinal could do with a good scrub up.Stalls, Sinks etc are all fine though.The parks numerous paths are 90% hard ground fully suitable for Disability Scooters and Wheelchairs,also the park is very flat with only very slight inclines.All around there are benches, seats and Picnic tables so ideal for older or for the not so fit amongst us to rest a while.All around the main lake are large wide wooden platforms for watching (or feeding) the many Water based Birds. All in all an ideal place for the amateur or professional nature lover to visit.
Sue takes nearly all the pictures on these blogs with her Fuji Finepix HS 10/11 Camera.
Please click on any picture to enlarge it.
Below, several Terns at roost.
Below, These two i believe (not an expert on sea birds) are Terns too.
Below, This is one we all know the friendly (to us) Robin.
This picture (below) is of a Great Tit, most of the Tit family are found here.
This Grey Squirrel was playing peep oh with us. (below)
Below, here is the cheeky chappie again, he came up to within 7-8 feet of us while we ate our food.
On the ground beneath one of the large Peanut feeders were 8 more of these, lured out by the mild weather i suppose.
This Moorhen picture originally started as the 3rd picture but how it ended here blessed if i know.
Joke of the day.
I am very much in love with my wife, to be honest she is the reason I gave up drinking and gambling and its fair to say she saved me from a life of addiction and poverty.
We have been happily married for the last ten years, but lately Ive started noticing little things that make me think she might be having an affair.
Two or three nights a week she goes out with the girls, or so she tells me and comes home at all hours usually 5am or later.
She has started hiding her mobile phone from me and when she gets a txt she says its her sister and leaves the room to read it.
I am at my wits end to be honest.
A few days ago i decided to wait in the garage to see what time she came in.
So i hid behind my bike and waited, it was nearly 6am when she got out of a flashy sports car and proceeded to kiss the driver full on the lips, she then took her panties out of her purse and put them on before she entered the house, it was then I noticed it!
Oh my G** a small oil leak just behind the cylinder head!!!
I really dont what to do for the best claire, so thats why im writing to you, should i bring it to a bike shop and get them to sort it?, or try to find out the cause of the leak myself?
Signed, worried out of my head.