Twas a beautiful day today... lots of sunshine and reasonable temperatures. Makes a nice change after the rain of the last few days.
I had some fairly boring shopping to do (replacement curtain rails and stuff!) so I was later getting out that I would have liked. So I stayed fairly local and decided on a trip to Winkworth Arboretum. I knew I would be too early for Autumn colour but there was evidence that the season was on its way.
Winkworth is basically a wood on a very very steep hill and, although I needed some exercise, it was a very energetic walk today.
Took a few pictures but the clouds had come over a bit...
This goose was getting rather upset as a dog passed by!
Signs of Autumn..
One of the many steep flights of steps up/down some of the paths!
From a distance I was pondering if this new structure was a tree house... but it was a viewing platform.
And the views from it..
I'd seen signposts locally to the Wey and Arun Canal so, on an impulse, I tried to find it. The sign suggested boat trips so I felt it would be well signposted... wrong! I've been 'googling' to find I was very close to it... hey ho.. a trip for another day now!
Black-winged Pratincole. 2nds.
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