I had a friend come visit me today. Her name is Kathy and she’s just like a little fairy. She’s so good to me too because when she comes to visit she always takes me places that might not be so far away but that I seldom get to because of my own lack of transportation. Like today when she came and whisked me off to Glenveagh National Park. It’s such a spectacular place and only about an hour’s drive away but I hadn’t actually been there in around two years. As I said, I have a serious transport problem.
Anyway, after a beautiful late Spring morning this afternoon turned pretty soggy. Which is such a pity because the photos I’m about to post would’ve have been so much prettier if the sun had had his hat on. Oh well. I don’t really care to be honest ‘cause I had a great day either way. It’d take more than a little wind and rain to spoil the splendour of that stunning glen. Plus, the weather meant the place was midge free for once! Major bonus. Right well I better warn you: there are a lot of images coming up- with explanatory notes- so this post may take a lot of scrolling!
First off we have the castle. It was too miserable a day to go up the hill and get the whole thing in shot so here are some random angles of it instead.
The castle even has it's very own heated pool which was added back in victorian times, as far as I remember (we didn't bother with the tour today).
Next we have the gardener's cottage and the garden.
And here is a little bird eating my cheesecake at the tearoom.
Here are some statues and some wee flowers.
Next we have a little deer.
Now some trees and Kathy in her natural habitat. She is, in fact, an educational officer for the National Parks and Wildlife Services. You can imagine how great it is to go wandering with her.
Finally (*collective sigh*) here are my favourite boots, curly ferns, and a few random examples of the loveliness in Kathy’s car.
Well, sorry that was so long. It took me all bloody night uploading those! I’ve actually got more I want to put up but, don’t worry, I won’t. I just love that place so much and want to share it with the world! Just think how lovely it would be on a nice day.