Sunday, 7 May 2017

An Unplanned Visit to Clumber Park

On Saturday, the strong to gale force north easterly wind finally abated. Unfortunately what breeze remained was still coming from the same direction and it brought with it lots of cloud. The result was that the wind dropped but so did the temperature and the sunshine disappeared. It was a cold, grey day for early May.
 Temperature, Solar Radiation & Wind Direction 30 April - 06 May 2017
I'd planned a trip to Leicestershire and the Great Central Railway for Saturday. By the time we headed into Leicestershire the cloud was heavy enough to result in a rather unpleasant drizzle. We didn't fancy cold and drizzly so, after a stop for coffee, we decided to head back north to Clumber Park. We reasoned if it was still drizzly there we'd have lunch before returning home early.
Clumber Park Lake
Indeed,  by the time we reached Clumber Park, the drizzle had stopped but it was still a cold, grey day as we walked down to the lake.

Both the Canada geese and Greylag geese had goslings so, even if it was a bit on the chilly side, there were at least some good photo opportunities.
As we walked back through the woodland towards the restaurant for some lunch, the squirrels provided some more photo opportunities.
After a bite to eat we headed to the walled kitchen garden. From what we could see we're pretty well advanced on the plot compared to Clumber Park. However, our refurbished perennial bed or herbaceous border or even long border at the plot still needs a little bit of work to match theirs.
If you're interested in seeing a little bit more of Clumber Park I made a short video of our visit which you can find by following this link.


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