Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Monday, 14 January 2013

Dunorlan Park.

Hi folks,
at the weekend that was threatening lots of snow Sue and I went to Royal Tunbridge Wells to explore a park that a friend had told us about on Saturday.
This park is a fantastic place even on a cloudy and wet Sunday afternoon, the wildfowl were in abundance as were the gardens which will appear in part two.
The path winds it's way down to the lake and was frequented by dog walkers and runners even though the sky was grey and a hint of snow was in the air.

The path runs all around the lake and we were greeted by this I think is a young Muscovy Duck but I stand corrected if wrong. Hopefully Steve, Mike of Ken will chime in with it's correct name. I have check through my books to no avail.

and of course a gull looking like he owned the place.

The Mallards seem to be starting to getting there colour back for the spring which I hope is not that far away.

Greylag Goose were also about.

On the bank to the left was a fishing party and they had this gorgeous dog.

A rustic tree stood on the bank waiting to spring and to get it's leaves back again.

An unusual sight the female Mallard showing off her plumage.

Given that we have had so much rain in the UK I have yet to find much Fungi, here is a little on a post.

Lastly on the grey and damp day something magical was about to happen to make the trip even more worthwhile. This last shot was across the lake, still a bit dull.

Come and look tomorrow, I think you will find it worthwhile.

Thanks for dropping by.

nite nite, luv Mike XX


  1. I prefer calverly park. But the firework display at dunorlan is second to none

  2. All right on my doorstep.......
    Good to see someone seeing the magic of the place!!!

  3. Suggest you do a trip to High Rocks too?????

  4. Can Anonymous leave a name please.

  5. I love how you made a grey day into something bright and beautiful.

  6. A 'Ducky' little post Mike, I loved it ! Look forward to the next.......Great shots once again....Love that old tree !!
    Chris and Dave R

  7. Super post Mike.. looks like a smashing place to go! I think of you as my 'advance party' doing a 'look see' before we go there! lol xxx

  8. Hi Mike I have to admit that I'm stumped by your duck but the eye makes me think its something crossed with a Muscovy if you like Fungi you should look at my blog back in October