My final day in the Portland/Weymouth area was given over totally to birding, starting with a wander along Barleycrates Lane where little more than good numbers of jeopardy
were in evidence. The continued walk to the Bill and later the Observatory was blessed with nothing more than equally common fare so it was a hasty retreat along Bill Road to meet up with Secret at Sweethill.
ALWAYS a joy to meet up with, occasional visitors to the Obs,
DEBORAH TESSIER and SIMON EARWICKER.
First stop with Secret was
feeding c4 young.
looked like small worms?
Arriving back on Portland were caught sight of a mutual
Shipmate and stopped for a yarn.
Kernwas keen to show us a new acquisition, a gift from a grateful customer,
The Division Bell - Pink Floyd.
hovered directly above us before landing at New Ground
It took off moments later and disappeared from view.
Finally, a word about
where I have been delighted to stay over the past 5 days.
The address is Weston Street, Portland which is centrally placed on Top Hill affording good access to all locations on the Island. Proprietors Ken and Christine Hind run an excellent house which qualifies as the cleanest and best maintained hostelry I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Add to that their warm, helpful and friendly service and a hearty (multi choice) breakfast, I doubt you could do any better if you are planning a stay hereabouts.My THANKS go to the family who
added so much to my all too short stay!