Lavender and Swans

Manicured lavender at Mercia Marina, July 2013…

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Wild lavender in Benidorm, February 2013…





We went for a walk through the marina nature reserve on Saturday night in the warmth and sunshine, then walked down the towpath to the pub:

This is their patch of canal, has been for a while now, go too close to those swans at your peril…!

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The plan was to go to “The Dragon” and sit in the beer garden that backs onto the canal. Knew it would be “mobbed” but thought we might get a table or a even a seat next to the towpath – NO CHANCE…!

So we went round the corner to the newly refurbished “Green Man” instead. They have some good pub names round here don’t they?! Anyway we sat outside in their (also) newly refurbished beer garden. It might not have a view of the canal, but it’s a lovely enclosed area. Tell you what they’ve done a brilliant job on the whole refurb…

Oh it was so nice to be able to sit outside and still feel warm till late on…

How long will it last though? They say all this week is very HOT here, bet Spain’s a bit more consistent though. Hmm, just a bit…

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