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Fri 28th October 2011

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 5:10 PM

TRIP TO YORKSHIRE - DAY THREE

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I woke up early in the morning and at first light the Yorkshire Wolds were a picture. The sun was shining through the hanging mists, creating an odd copper-coloured glow. I managed to take a few photos of the scene that I was very pleased with.

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Whilst I had the camera out, I noticed a Starling bathing in the bird bath and I took a few snaps from the front window. I was dead chuffed to get the terrific photo below as the droplets of water splashed through the air. It's an unusual photo but I think it looks really effective (click it for full size).

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Today's activity was a fun-filled adventure at the magical world of Flamingoland - The DisneyWorld of Yorkshire. I had not been here for ages and ages and so didn't really know what to expect. It was all a bit stressful overall with people in your face at every turn - the biggest demographic seemingly geordie chavs. But of course, I wasn't there for me, I was there for this . . . .

 

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Abigail rather enjoying herself on the mini-rollercoaster.

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So, I really did enjoy myself, but only because I loved watching Abigail, Heidi and James enjoying themselves. Not having been to a theme park for years I was amazed at the 'extremeness' of some of the rides there, with people being strapped to fake motorbikes, dangling their legs and dropping like a stone, all at ridiculous speeds. Despite my hatred of going fast, even I managed to have a go at one of the more extreme rides . . . . .

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Flamingoland sits quite unobtrusively in the Vale of Pickering.

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Also at Flamingoland there is a small zoo section and I had more interest looking at the animals and birds they had there, and taking lots of photos. Although strangely, I saw no Flamingos at Flamingoland! Below are a selection of the pics: Meerkat, thoughtful Baboon, baby Baboon, Rhea, Rhino, Squirrel - I don't think the latter was part of the zoo.

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Categories: 2011 Autumn