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The lakes
By     |    Nov 23, 2013
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The lakes

It is a golden afternoon and with the flame-yellow maples reflecting perfectly on the lake’s glass-like surface, we could be in a postcard. We have been doing a little tour of Cotswold Water Park. I promised Izzy ducks and they have proved surprisingly hard to deliver. After last week’s visit to WWT Slimbridge, I think she is expecting a similar number of waterbirds here and so far, we have seen [...]

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Fossil hunting
By     |    Mar 3, 2013
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Fossil hunting

We cross the footbridge over the River Char, Izzy mimicking the female Mallards that quack below us, and spot Rock Pipits and Pied Wagtails flitting about the shack that serves as a beach cafe. Izzy is excited to find a large piece of driftwood, which I help her to climb over. Then, she spots the water and with a shout of “Sea!” runs towards it, tripping over the pebbles in her haste. She splashes [...]

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