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Caldey Island – Wales

We recently spent a week in Tenby, Wales, a part of the country that I have never previously visited.  As the weather was particularly good it seemed like a wise idea to take a boat trip to Caldey Island.  One of Britain’s Holy Islands, it is inhabited by Cisterian Monks who have been resident since 1926.  The monks who farm the island are self sufficient  and produce and sell  an array of items including chocolate, perfumes and toiletries.  Transferring between boat and island by amphibious landing craft was a mode of disembarkation I have never experienced before!

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Mr and Mrs Peacock

Following on from my previous individual posts here are Mr & Mrs Peacock getting to know each other.

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Mrs Peacock

Following up on my last post, here are a few shots of Mr Peacock’s other half.

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Mr Peacock

Here are a few shots of a peacock taken recently at Scone Palace in Scotland.  Although native to Southern Asia and Malaysia, they are commonly seen in  stately homes, palaces and castles in the UK.  Owing to their spectacular appearance and fan like rear feathers it is no surprise that the Chinese then the Europeans just had to import them.

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A Peacock

Here are a few shots of a peacock found wandering around Kew Gardens during a recent visit.  Shame I couldnt spend more time with this colourful bird but the end of our glorious summer was signalled with heavy rain showers on the day.  Oh, well!PeacockPeacock Peacock Peacock

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Down on the Farm

Oak Farm Animal Park, Aylesbury, to be precise, where I took my 8 month old grandson in the hope that he would enjoy it as much as I did.  Perhaps one day when he is older he will look back on these photos and realise what a great time he had that day.  A child friendly farm where all the animals are clearly looked after.  Certainly worth a visit.

Standing proud

Standing proud

Eye of the Llama

Eye of the Llama

Bath time

Bath time

Strutting my stuff

Strutting my stuff

I am what I am

I am what I am

Cockatoo

Cockatoo

Hare I am?

Hare I am?

On the wings of a duck

On the wings of a duck

...A doodle-doo

…A doodle-doo

The crown jewels

The crown jewels

Alpaca toothbrush next time

Alpaca toothbrush next time

Ducking and diving

Ducking and diving

Goose a la orange

Goose a la orange

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