Last weekend was a gloriously sunny one here in The Midlands and we just had to get out and enjoy the sun before the typical Bank Holiday weather arrived. Surprisingly the typical rain didn’t arrive here although it did get a little duller on Monday but the weather remained dry.
Needing to stay close to home as we didn’t have time to drive far, we drove in to the West Midlands conurbation and not out in to the countryside. A couple of miles away and we were alongside the Stourbridge canal.
All quiet and peaceful. Only a short walk today as I was still having issues with my back but needed to get moving a little. We literally walked just 5 minutes along the canal and came across these two pairs of geese both with little baby goslings.
From the differing size of the two families of goslings it was clear they were born a few weeks apart.
To some extent they were quite tame and allowed us to approach quite near. Another family were feeign them bread with the larger goslings apeared to like!
Here we were stood in the middle of the West Midlands conurbation watching these gorgeous animals with their young. Even as a teenager The Boy was in awe.
It really is the simle things that can put a smile on your face and these young families of geese really brightened our day.
We sat on a wall at the side of the canal and watched them for what seemed like an age!
Personally I think I could have stayed there all day watching the cute goslongs walking along the bank and then falling in to the canal to follow their arents lead.
At times it is so lovely to discover what is right on yur door step and spend an afternoon having a family adventure. Its always better when these adventures are free!
What sort adventures are right on your door step?