Monday 26th of August 0800hrs walked from Gliffaes along the River Usk passing the Croquet lawn,
a gap in the hedge led along an elevated path,eventually a stone path appeared.
river bank as Grey Wagtails danced amongst the rocks.
above me nestled Gliffaes,
aquatic,but only managed birds of note a Chiff chaff in sub song and the chivvying
house martins chasing insects on the wing for their young.
No fishing for me today but smoked salmon at breakfast ended my late summer stroll
on the Usk Estate.
on the hills behind,in the early hours of the morning a Tawny owl could be heard in the utter silence.
A wonderfull meal last night in delightful company as we all tucked in to lamb,before I sampled
Merlyn the welsh equivalent of Baileys before retiring from the Drawing room.
to the hill tops.My concentration lapses as a house martin makes a small deposit on my
wife's trousers as they return to feed young.
her brown cap and so ended my time in Gliffaes with a birthday cake for tomorrow.