So change of plan, and headed home for the final spare and then off to my appointment. I was now early so I stopped off at Swanbourne Lake in Arundel... somewhere I pass every time I go to WWT Arundel.... PLAN B.. was to go back to Pulborough after my appointment... but had a message that meant had to be elsewhere for a couple of hours.... Plan C... go home as too late now to .....
John Constable painted the lake (Arundel Mill and Castle) and the lodge in 1835 just before he died..
The sign reads:
"In 1837 on the day the famous landscape artist, John Constable died he was putting the final touches to his last great oil paining "Arundel Mill and Castle". The mill has long been demolished but the magnificent view that inspired his painting still gives enormous pleasure to hundreds of thousands of visitor every year. The Environment Agency's actions will ensure water levels are maintained This will save the lake along with its unique surroundings and wildlife for future generations."
He died on March 31, 1987
There are about six Muscovy ducks there
Hundreds of gulls!!
Several Tufted Ducks
Mallards. .. :)
A family of 2 Mallard ducklings..
Quite a few coots..
I didn't have time to explore much, but the water was amazingly clear.. and there are also Tea Rooms there...