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.