My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Friday, 24 March 2017

Venice Day 5.. final day a taster

The sun came out again today..Started with a wander and a visit to the food market... More fish stalls than I've ever seen before..







Then a boat ride around the canals and over to Burano






Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Venice day 3... .A taster

Not the best of weather today...


Some pics










Tomorrow.. Island hopping weather permitting..

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Venice Day 2... In Burano

Of the islands around Venice, today we chose Burano which is famous for its lace making. So after breakie off to catch the boat across to the island..

First sight a selection of Lacey garments...


I love Burano for the wonderfully vibrant colours of the buildings..



 We wandered over the bridge to the nearby island of Mazzorbo... so peaceful...  probably saw only about half  a dozen people the whole time we were there



Having spent a great day there (wish the sun had as well) we strolled back to get the boat back

Monday, 20 March 2017

First day in Venice. A taster

We shot through at Gatwick and despite threats of air traffic controllers and baggage handlers strike in Italy we arrived early


A few pics.. the sun gradually came out and it was warm











Sunday, 19 March 2017

Claremont Gardens and Boxhill

As Pete hadn't visited Claremont before we headed off first thing this morning.  We arrived just as the gates were being opened and headed to the tearoom for a scone.. which was as excellent as usual.


and then off for a walk around the grounds; pity the sky was so grey!!










Ponders and Fido enjoy the view from their tree seat..


















 

and as Box Hill was on the way home, we stopped for a wander and a cuppa.






A lovely day out again despite the grey skies.... and tomorrow.. where to? hmmm....
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