And we're off.
I headed off nice and early. I did wonder if I'd see queues of cars waiting for petrol but it seems that the scaremongering idiots at the Mail and the Express will be disappointed.
I decided as it was a lovely day I'd head to Barrington Court which is near my hotel. I was a bit early so lets look around St Mary's Barrington first (not on my list).
first one OC!
I've had a lovely day pottering about and reading Thank You, Jeeves (this is the one with the minstrels and one word used show just how attitudes have changed since 1930).
The house is now let to Stuart Interiors and is full of reproduction (and hellishly expensive) furniture. The highlight though is the stunning garden!
And some wildlife (sorry for the dust mark - given sensor a rocket air blast think it's clear now). Lens 80-400 vr
A lovely male Chaffinch
I decided after lunch to switch to the smaller 70-300 vr.
And the one I hoped for Spotted Flycatcher (saw them here on my last visit) think they have a nest. I missed them on my morning stroll around the gardens.
Oh and another male chaffinch. I was eating my tea and chocky cake (ahem) and this chap kept posing.