Early this morning we visited Elizabeth’s home to bid farewell to Louisa, Jessica, and Imogen as they set off back to their home in Mapperley. This was a brief stop, after which we took a forest drive.
Initially overcast and threatening rain, the skies brightened and the sun emerged to cast long shadows during the last hour before lunch.
As Louisa sped away with her two elegant cygnets, the pair of swans and their still dependent grown family fished and reflected in the rippling shallows of their adopted tidal river at Beaulieu.
all dripped droplets as they surfaced and craned their sinuous necks.
On the verges of the of the road beside the water ponies grazed
and inconvenienced passing traffic.
Becky joined us this evening for dinner, which consisted of Mr Pink’s fish and chips with pickled onions and gherkins. Jackie drank Hoegaarden and I drank Piddle.
Our daughter is staying overnight and will drive Dillon to Heathrow tomorrow because he has business to attend to in America.