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  1. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Well, pretty inevitably, Mull over the New Year has been cancelled. Briefly toyed with looking at Norfolk, but given the infection rates are pretty high where we live, we decided against it. Hopefully the vaccines will be ruled out soon. Rich
  2. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Cheers James. Could be a lot worse though. I think if the Mull trip is cancelled we may try and head up in Feb half term. I’m supposed to be going to Yellowstone with a bunch of mates in April as well but I can’t see that going ahead. Rich
  3. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Well that’s our trip to the Cot Valley cancelled. :-C The cottage owners have been fantastic. Another family from Cardiff have had to cancel as well. Mull is not looking good at this present moment in time. Rich
  4. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Cheers James. Hope you have a good trip to Cardiff as well. Rich
  5. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    So I’ve taken a calculated risk and booked a dog friendly location by St Just. There appears to be a footpath right by the cottage that takes us down to Porth Nanven. So that’ll be the hounds morning walk sorted. :t: Still hoping for a day trip on the Scillonian as well. Rich
  6. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Forgot to add a link to the cottage we stayed in. Very comfortable and great location for family stuff as well as birding...
  7. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Several lifers there for me PAul. Hope it’s the same this year. Rich
  8. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Cheers James. See you down there:t: I’ll be the birder with the Vizsla next to me:t: Rich
  9. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Cheers Ken. Unfortunately I was looking at October half term :-C. Which is at the very end of October here in Wales. Too late? Rich
  10. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Have been looking at Somerset in May, but also Cornwall during October half term. The Scillonian is running day trips to the Isle of Scilly. Assuming the weather is ok would this be worth doing? Or too late in the season? I've bought Best Birdwatching Sites in Cornwall and Scilly by Sara...
  11. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Day 8 A late start (07:30) meant we caught a bit of traffic on the A9. Not too bad though. Weather conditions were absolutely appalling the further South we drove. Detoured over to Fisherrow. A good few Eider were around and a handful of Scoter. nailing down the species was beyond my ID skills...
  12. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Day 7 A quiet day today before tomorrow's drive home. Stocked up on pies from the Highland Bakery before going for a walk around Anagach Woods. not too much in the way of birds other than the usual Coal Tits. Next it was off to Loch Garten. Down came the snow again and is was absolutely...
  13. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Absolutely brilliant thanks Mr N. Can't wait to come back up:t: Rich
  14. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Day 6 We all headed over to the Applecross area today. Stopped off at our usual place for haggis and bacon rolls with brown sauce:eat:. Good views of Red Deer on the way up the Pass of the Cattle. At the top the car park was covered in snow. No worries at it has been in the past when we've been...
  15. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Cheers John. I think it’s the first time I’ve been there and not seen any Common Seals. Rich
  16. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Cheers James. The gents from Brighton put the news out:t: Rich
  17. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Cheers Ken. The boys (and I, I must admit) loved the snow. It was the first time the hound had been in it and he kept sliding along on his shoulder for some strange reason3:-). For the brief time I saw the Caper she was amazing. The sun caught her in flight and she was full of gold, bronze and...
  18. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Day 4 Got my order of days mixed up - old age!3:-) Set off at about 07:00 with the pup heading for the Corran Ferry. A couple of Roe Deer and Red-legged Partridges were seen on the way. The ferry costs £8.50 each way for the car and all passengers. Stopping to the left of the ferry we watched...
  19. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Day 5 Set off at 09:00 for Findhorn Bay. Back in the house by 09:45:-O Summer tyres and the snow did not mix! Decided to err on the side of caution. Took the boy for our circular walk around past the Spa. As usual there were good numbers of Siskin, Chaffinch, Goldfinch and the odd Greenfinch...
  20. ClarkWGriswold

    Griswold’s Vacations 2020

    Probably going to return via Musselburgh so Ring-billed will have to wait for another year. Rich
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