Category: A postcard from…

A postcard from… Yorkshire Wildlife Park (February 2019)

Images taken at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. February 2019. After a trip up north this February half term, I now have a new addition to my favourite days out list: Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The enclosures for the animals are so spacious and well thought out, both for the welfare of the animals and the experience of […]

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Seals in Portgordon, Moray (October 2018)

When we visited Scotland last year, we were really lucky to see bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth. We hadn’t really planned any wildlife-watching trips this time around, but thought we’d pop into the Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay one afternoon and take a stroll along the River Spey. Information boards at the mouth […]

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A postcard from… Marwell Zoo, Hampshire (June 2017)

Images taken at Marwell Zoo. May and June 2017. A small selection of images from our two most recent visits to our local zoo, Marwell, during May and June. We saw prowling cheetahs, nesting birds, sunbathing lemurs, even a damselfly or two. Of course a trip to Marwell is never complete without running up the […]

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A postcard from… Edinburgh Zoo (April 2017)

Images taken at Edinburgh Zoo. April 2017. Our recent visit to Edinburgh Zoo was an opportunity to see various animals we hadn’t previously encountered. Of course, one of the highlights was the panda exhibit where we caught a glimpse of the UK’s only giant pandas – quite an amazing sight. The zoo is also home […]

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A postcard from… Lossiemouth West Beach & Covesea Lighthouse, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Lossiemouth West Beach. April 2017. Lossiemouth West Beach is a stunning 3 mile stretch of sand, running past Covesea Lighthouse on the Moray Firth coast. Staying at Silver Sands Holiday Park, we were right next door to the lighthouse and had direct access from the site to the beach. A few weeks before […]

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A postcard from… Dolphin Trips Avoch, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Dolphin Trips Avoch. April 2017. It has somehow been a whole month since we returned home from our trip to Scotland, yet I still have so many more photos to share! As we were staying so close to Inverness and Moray Firth, one thing we really hoped we’d see up there were […]

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A postcard from… The Strathspey Railway, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at the Strathspey Railway. April 2017. During our recent trip to Scotland, we treated ourselves to an indulgent afternoon tea on board a steam train. Departing from Aviemore, the train took us on a very picturesque journey through the Cairngorms National Park, passing through Boat of Garten and on to Broomhill Station, while […]

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A postcard from… the Highland Wildlife Park, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Highland Wildlife Park. April 2017. As annual members of our local Marwell Zoo in Hampshire, we can gain free entry to a number of other UK zoos for one visit per year. Included in those is the Highland Wildlife Park, so we took the opportunity to visit on our recent trip to […]

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A postcard from… Hinton Ampner, Hampshire (April 2017)

Images taken at Hinton Ampner. April 2017. Towards the end of the Easter holidays we visited Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property in Hampshire. It’s one of those places we’ve been meaning to visit for ages as it’s so close to home and we’re so glad we finally went along as it was a lovely […]

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A postcard from… Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway, Scotland (April 2017)

Images taken at Cairngorm Mountain. April 2017. The funicular railway (an inclined track where one vehicle goes up and the other goes down at the same time, counterbalancing each other) transported us up the Cairngorm mountain to the top station and the Ptarmigan restaurant, where we warmed up with a slice of cake and hot […]

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