Monday, 25 February 2013

Slimbridge and Gloucester - February Half Term 2013

We got away for the couple of days of Half Term -
 stopping overnight at a brand new Premier Inn in Walsall -
Saturday morning started with coffee in the redeveloped Waterside District.

We drove down to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust reserve at Slimbridge -
the main aim was for Al to get lots of bird photographs - including the wonderful Bewick Swans.

While he was off in the hides -
we braved the cold to look around the reserve...

... and handled the amphibians in Toad Hall

Megan and a Natterjack Toad

Ben and A Tiger Salamander.

In the afternoon we left Al at Slimbridge,
while we went into Gloucester -

and explored the town and the docks.

We picked up a very happy Al  at 5 o'clock -
with a memory card full of photos of Flamingo's, lots of Bewick Swans
 and even a fish gobbling Bittern!

We stopped off at the Cineworld in Gloucester to watch Wreck it Ralph...

... before finishing the day at the at the rather lovey Wheatstone Inn.

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