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Friday, March 24, 2017

Day 5 the Grand canal and back to Burano tasters

We went to the Rialto market this morning and then took a ride down the grand canal.






We then had a coffee and got another boat to Burano. The weather was glorious!





 This Burano from across the bridge in Burano.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Venice day 4 -Torcello and Murano tasters

And finally the sun came out!!

So off to Torcello. It is very small but you can get off the beaten track and hear birdsong, lots of blackcaps!






We had an alfresco lunch with prosecco and then headed to Murano famed for its glass.








Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Venice Day 3 tasters - being a tourist

Well it was grey and miserable so we just wandered about visited a few churches and hopped on and off the boats.







Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Venice day 2 tasters - Burano

So we hopped into a boat and headed to the island of Burano famed for lace making.





After lunch we walked across the wooden bridge to Mazzorbo.



Birds seen included quite a few Black-neckef Grebe's, serin, med gull, swallows and great white egret

Monday, March 20, 2017

Venice Day 1 tasters

It's the first holiday of the year! And so i am currently in Venice

As this is from the phone just a few pics. Surprisingly warm this afternoon! I sat outside eating a pizza and a glass of prosecco.








Sunday, March 19, 2017

Claremont, Box Hill and Warnham

There are a few NT places I've never been down here and so off to Claremont Landscape Gardens

Claremont feature the works of Bridgeman, Capability Brown, Kent and Vanburgh.

Brunch
































And onto Box Hill. The scone was not duck worthy :(









We popped into Warnham Tricia's local patch where she hadn't seen a Lesser Redpoll all winter.... guess what I found :D


Tomorrow's blog will be shorter and uh different :D