Sat here in the lounge groaning after Christmas lunch, the opening of presents and the drinking of ‘Festive Spirit’ … you get the drift.
There is a high tide series here on the Solway: big tide coming in at midday, coupled with a fair gale driving the waves high upon the salt marsh and spray flying everywhere - ideal for goose watching.
Sure enough small gaggles of Barnacles heading to the Cardurnock pastures having been driven from their inner estuary marshes by the high tide. Judith, through the open window, managed a few shots of these geese - so beloved of our Campfield Reserve.
Hope you are all having a wonderful day - far too much food and drink and that everybody is ensconced in their own rooms playing with their latest high tech ‘toys’: Dad hopefully, crashed out on the couch and Mum has deservedly gone for a lie down. If you haven’t - we advise you to do so - remember there’s still Boxing day and the New Year to get through!
Bless you all!
High tide backed by a strong wind at midday.
First small skein of Barnacles.
Larger groups followed.
As the tide receded and uncovered the saltmarsh, they were still coming.
Half and hour later a group of stragglers were still battling against the elements out in the middle of the estuary.