Bellerophon symbol, variation 7
Saturday 14th October 2023

Ambleside and around
A day out at Ambleside, involving a bit of Pooh sticks and a runaround in the playground. Later on, cake and coffee at the Force Cafe.

Sunday 22nd October 2023

The Maize Maze (Doctor Who themed)

Friday 27th October 2023

Kos, sunset
Rather annoyingly, it turned out there were a couple of blobs of dust on a few of these images . . . well, that is, the blobs of dust would have been on the lens but, for some reason, were only visible on a few of these images. Perhaps related to where the zoom lens was set to. Dunno. Managed to magic them away with the GIMP anyway.

Saturday 28th October 2023

Castle! With moat and everything!
Took a while to find a decent (but cheap) bucket from the on-site gift shop. The lady behind the till was very helpful though, pointing out a previously hidden bucket that matched the criteria. Yeah . . . I wasn't gonna pay out 20 Euros or whatever it was, but didn't need to as it turned out. Anyway . . . R****** worked on the gate / portcullis thing at the front, as well as a few towers, whilst I worked on foundations, moat and all the other towers. I might have got a bit carried away . . . R****** eventually drifting off to return to his book, and me digging away at my moat, ripping away fingernails and eventually hitting bedrock (in parts, the sand was only about a foot deep or so). Anyway, I think it paid off . . . My idea had been that the present castle was built on the foundations on a previous (ruined) castle. The moat worked and the whole thing was pretty solid and, as far as I could tell, was still largely intact the following day. Can't be a beach holiday without some kind of sandcastle. M**** provided decorative pebbles on the front of the castle.

Sunday 29th October 2023

Kos. A brief wander . . .
So where we were staying, at the Blue Lagoon Village, had its own beach and then, in the distance, the beach would just stretch out for miles and miles. I went for a bit of an explore today, a bit of a wander, but there wasn't too much going on. Sand, rocks, ocean, dunes, shrubs . . . the odd bit of detritus washed up . . . piles of stones. I guess it kind of made a change from the sterile environment of the hotel resort though (where the beach is cleaned, combed (?!) and effectively 'reset' every day).

Monday 30th October 2023

I think the previous night, we popped into the games room for a cheeky round of pool before dinner. At some point this man approached R****** and I and was like, "I'm leaving tomorrow and didn't really want to take this fishing rod back that we bought. We've not had a chance to use it yet. Would you like it?" so naturally I was like, "Oh, sure. That's very kind. Thank you very much!" Naturally, it wasn't the most sophisticated fishing rod, but it provided Stu with an opportunity to teach R****** some of the basics.