With the restrictions
eased just a little bit more and a pressing visit to the Weymouth / Portland
area in the pipeline yesterday was as good as it was going to get for such a
venture, but not before the Moth Traps! En-route we found the pondside
to be sitting, but still only 2 males
had completed their domed construction.
Success followed at the traps with a more than decent catch consisting of c2 Firsts for the Year
With the tide just about as high as it ever gets it was directly to the
where we found the Warden Martin Cade, his Assistant Erin Taylor (a lady who has now been in residence for quite some time but still not met - a delight) and long standing member Graham Walbridge) However, on the downside we had just missed a wandering
(archive for illustration)
but even though deathly quiet Martin did manage to pluck this
The follow-up report of a
(an escapee or more likely released)
did nothing to stimulate the interest as we wandered off to the
but more particularly the
where had it not been for a few of the more common Seabirds we would have drawn a blank.
Then in quick succession from
Otherwise, just singles of
while what is presumed to be
put a very plesant lip around the tops of some of the redundant quarries!
A few features of the Island on the way back to the mainland included
which is said to have been designed on the lines of St Paul's Cathederal, London
but feel that may have been through Rose Coloured Glasses?
and the Best View in Town along the 18 miles of Pebbles that form
along with the greatest misnomer of them all the
The whole gig which featured Portland almost in the entirety was only ever refered to as the Weymouth Olympics and to my knowledge the same way throughout the media!
The Magic Island
lost its moment again!
That however was not the end of my day as pulling into a Birdless Ferrybridge we caught sight od 8 Chinese Students
Engaging them and welcoming them to both our Country and Portland we had a long chat before parting by buying them a drink. Having enjoyed such warm welcomes right across the World it is just a small thing which usually 'lasts forever'!
There was even a COMMENT yesterday and thank you ALL again!
TO BE CONTINUED.