Tuesday, 15 June 2010


 When we left Tuckenhay on the Dart estuary my car was covered in Egyptian Goose droppings!a pair of them have nested here and they had spent the night on the lawn of our guest house,mother goose and ten goslings with the male standing guard on my car.Their status is uncertain,maybe escapees from Paignton zoo,but they are certainly living wild now.The lighthouse on Plymouth Hoe once stood on the Eddystone Rock,when it was replaced it was dismantled and re erected there along with statues of Drake and Britannia.Whilst I was up in the lamproom HMS Ocean left the dockyard bound for America for ten weeks on exercise with NATO,dressed overall with officers and ratings on deck she was guided by tugs to the harbour entrance.Over theTamar Bridge into Cornwall ,an hour later we were in the Eden Project,what a marvellous experience,one I enjoyed anyway,the Rainforest domes were superb with lots of exotic plants and even a couple of geckos and two birds possibly, african yellow white eyes,living almost freely.There were lots of common garden birds there and ravens and buzzards soaring overhead.A full day indeed I need a beer.

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