Scrapbook ~ Wildlife walks throughout the year
Sincere apologies for
our absence from the great interweb for what seems like ages. I got swamped down
with running both Scouts and Cubs at 1st Crawley and what with the
bike needing loads of
attention and blah di blah di blah... well, the time just slips by at an
exorbitant rate and before you know it it's bloomin' spring and it's all go
again! No rest for the truly wicked eh?
Right, South Harting. Really nice little village tucked away in the far west corner of the county, right at the foot of the downs, big church with a verdigris steeple that you can see from miles around. We used it as a major landmark as we circumnavigated the place taking in West Harting (which is to the north? And no, there isn't a North Harting) and East Harting which quite surprisingly is to the East of South Harting. Confused? Try driving there. Then we wandered aimlessly around the simply stunning area of Harting Downs with our binoculars stuck to our eyes which next time we will have to spend all day doing as it was gorgeous and full of life. Today we hunted down a Cuckoo there and watched it shouting out its familiar call in all directions like some sort of sonic beacon.
Oh yes, we went by bike today. Our first venture out on it since I started a major spring clean on it a few weeks ago. It went perfectly and is almost ready for our next expedition - The Isle of Man in May.
Take the time to read the countryside code for yourself and please stick to it at all times.