United Kingdom and Ireland - Day 2

 

 

Saturday, 26 August 2017, Ealing

 

Quiet local day today. A walk around the local area with the family, checking out the old buildings. Ealing goes back to around 1130, so almost 900 years of history.

 

A picnic lunch in the park beside a small lake. Ducks, pigeons even a couple of rats swimming near the edge among the water plants. It's lovely to walk around the area and see the number of green spaces, all with trees, water features/small lakes and areas set aside for various sports and fitness. The amount of green space where houses have virtually no yards is really great and with the weather around 28 - 29 degrees C, there are plenty of people out taking advantage of the facilities.

 

The walk home through another park gave us the opportunity to see squirrels foraging. Looks like you might be in for another session of "Wildlife of the Day".

 

Home late afternoon, plenty of daylight until around 8:15pm at the moment meant time to spend with the grand kids then an evening planning what to do tomorrow.

 

Again, not too many photos today, just relaxation and recovery from the flight.

 

  • First London encounter with the Big Red Bus. Older one, the ones in the city are much more stylish First London encounter with the Big Red Bus. Older one, the ones in the city are much more stylish
  • The old houses in the area have great style The old houses in the area have great style
  • Off to one of the local parks with the family Off to one of the local parks with the family
  • Plenty of water features and small lakes in the parks Plenty of water features and small lakes in the parks
  • This contented duck looks like it is well looked after by park visitors This contented duck looks like it is well looked after by park visitors
  • Quite a variety of birds around Quite a variety of birds around
  • Plenty of room to play games Plenty of room to play games
  • This little guy was having a good forrage under the trees This little guy was having a good forrage under the trees
     

 

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