As the Wings And Talons falconer had said he would be bringing a couple of different birds to Bowood the next day, I called in there for twenty minutes and managed to get pictures of the kestrel (Laddy, or possibly Lady) and a shy little owl (Katy) that was initially hiding on the ground next to its pedestal until I asked for it be coaxed into full view, where it then chose to settle.
My destination was Bradford-on-Avon, partly to see the annual exhibition of photographs of the Bradford camera club, and partly for a stroll along the canal with my new 1.4 converter. There was quite a throng in the country park beside the Avon and I was glad soon to be on the Kennet and Avon towpath. I walked past the Lock Inn and across the road to Bradford Wharf, which was also quite busy with lots of holiday boats negotiating the locks.
Behind the café there is a raised park area with picnic benches overlooking the Wharf where I was able to spend another hour or more of reading and writing and occasionally photographing what was going on along the canal, using my long lens.
23.4.2014 (1317 hr)
Consecutive Blip #103
Kennet and Avon
A Visit To Bradford-on-Avon, 13 April 2014 (Flickr album)
Lenses: Pentax 17-70 mm, Pentax 55-300mm x 1.4
Kennet and Avon Canal series
Outdoor Places I Have Sat In series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Primal Scream - Movin' On Up (1992)
Primal Scream have in the past sometimes been written off as a Rolling Stones tribute band, but you would have to delve very far back in the Stones' catalogue to find anything with such a solid and inspirational groove as this has. This was a single taken from their classic album Screamadelica.