Good evening, it has been a lovely afternoon here sunny and warm. Stuart managed to get all his gardening chores done so if it does rain later tomorrow it won't be so bad.
Yesterday we set off for our day out, I wanted to go to St Andrews to have a look round the shops so after taking some of my pain killers for me knee we set off. We got to within about five miles of our destination when the heavens opened and the rain came on. Fortunately we had a couple of brollies in the car so we managed to get to our coffee shop without getting too wet. By the time we finished the rain had eased a bit. St Andrews is no too big to walk round and flat so it was not too hard going for me. It was nice to get out for a while. Did not buy anything very much just a new book by Peter Robinson to add to my collection which is growing just now as I have become a great fan of his books.
By the time we started home the rain had stopped so we decided to made a couple of little detours on the way home to see if there were any nice birds about. At Letham Pools we sat and watched a Redshank probing the mud and then I spotted a female Mallard Duck with ten tiny chicks coming out of the undergrowth on the opposite side of the road to the pools of water. I said to Stuart and we both sat in the car petrified as she lead them across the road. Thankfully she made it safe and sound with her brood intact. It is not a busy road but it is straight and the cars are travelling at speed along it.
As we drove along again I said to Stuart would he like to go to a local loch to see if the Ospreys were about. We have tried several times to see the pair that are in the vicinity but we have always been out of luck. Yesterday we were in luck we had just arrived and were still driving to the parking area when one appeared and started fishing. What a thrill it was, it is many years since we have had such a good view. Sorry I can't share it with you, I did take about ten pictures but they all turned out to be empty sky. I was most annoyed at this as there was definetely a bird in the viewfinder when I clicked.Oh well we learn from our mistakes. So after a rainy start it turned out to be a grand day out after all. Sorry no pictures this time. Till next time. Love