At sixes and sevens

That’s 2006 and 2007… Thirteen years ago, on this day, we visited the red kite feeding station at Gigrin Farm near Rhayader in mid-Wales – what a spectacle! (It would have been better, photographically, if the sun had shone…) These are native kites, the offspring of a very small number of survivors from the original population. Today, we regularly see birds from the Welsh population in Shropshire.
On 20 May 2006, we were very nearly in mid-Wales. We’d planned a walk over Hergest Ridge, from the Herefordshire border town of Kington. It would have led us to lunch just across the border. The forecast suggested there might be one or two showers. We were rained off! A heavy, fine, penetrating rain which, among other things, would have soon soaked into our cameras. The significance of this day is that one of the photos appeared on the very first page of this blog, just over a week later (see “The new blog“) Yes, we’ve been going 14 years.

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