Sunday 29th March, I saw my first 2 Swallows of the year at Sand Bay. I was down there having the last of my holiday sunshine following my mini break in Jersey.
Thank you to all those of you who commented on my first flight and sent best wishes. I made it up, down and back, and after all these years being worried about flying, I loved it. Even if we were in a Prop-job in a force 6 gale going out, more like being on a roller coaster than a plane coming into land at Jersey Airport, but I have to say even that hasn't put me off...... watch out World, the boy is on the move.
So a quick photo-blog before work
My first ever plane, we made it down in Jersey so a memorial photo from Arrivals Hall
Himself at 17,000 feet, looking as cool as a cucumber !!
If you look closely there's a Turnstone on that rock.... just above the water.
There were Brent Geese everywhere on the southern coast.
The following photos are from Durrell Zoo, which Celebrated it's 50th Anniversary the day AFTER we were there!!
Very Endangered Blue Poison Dart Frogs
A smart fellah-me-lad, an Asian Fairy Bluebird
Alexandra posing for his next Compare the Meerkats.com advert
A couple of ladies we met for lunch..... leeks for starter
And lets not forget my favourite group of animals, the otters, this was a very obliging Asian Short-Clawed Otter, who came up and posed for the camera - showoff
And then the female came along and started juggling pebbles. I love otters, great fun.
And for those of you who know about Baxter, the well travelled bear, here he is being comforted by the Great Gerrald Durrell.
Gorey Castle - this was my favourite part of the island
The boy doing a bit of Dolphin watching, sadly none were seen but a school of 100 Bottle Nosed are resident in these waters.
Rozel Bay - I fell in love with this tiny village, and could have moved there on the spot, it was beautiful, peaceful and the sea was an indescribable turquoise green.
An arty shot from Bonne Nuit bay...... more pink gravel that one can shake a stick at.
Bye bye Jersey, Corbiere Lighthouse off the headland..... I only need to do Alderney now and have all the Channel Islands on my tick list. We'd just taken off and I know I'll be back very soon........... watch out you dolphins, I'm coming to find you.