So I awoke early and shot off to Tesco's at Horsham to pick up my copy of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows (140 pages read before I left after breaky).
The heavens opened again (one National Trust property in Sussex was closed yesterday) !! and I sat in the car waiting for it to clear, handy really since I could plough on with the book. But about 11 the rain abated and so I went for a stroll around Leonardslee Water Garden. It is a lovely place and I reckon would be better mid June (note to self to come back in a few years).
I'm not surprised to find a lone Black Swan but a lone Nene Goose?
There were wallabies in an enclosure but these chaps were wandering around. The third photo is not zoomed in at all and is on wide angle so you can see how close I was.
At about 1ish I went to the restaurant for lunch but there was no sarnies so I went somewhere else. I had intended going to NT Wakehurst Place but I came across High Beeches Woodland and Water Gardens and since it was HHA it was free to enter.
I can recommend the tea room. Nice Ham Sarnie and a slice of Victoria Sponge (no dessert again tonight). The gardens were a little lacking in colour but I'd like to go back in June.
So it turned into a lovely day! I am now on page 350 so with 258 to go I'll bid you adieu.