Saturday, 15 December 2007

The Mount Stewart Hard Core

I left home at nine this morning for Mount Stewart and the weekend National Trust Volunteers: admittedly it wasn''t our best turnout, three of us having turned up; however, it is Christmas and other regulars had doubtless other things to occupy themselves.

We walked to Anne's Point, where there is a lagoon and, armed with bin bags, collected discarded litter on our way back to the estate. Close to the old gasworks we noticed a dead badger, always sad to see, so we moved it to the side of the track in readiness for collection later along with about four bagfuls of litter.

Afterwards, we walked to the Bay Restaurant at Mount Stewart for tea and a tasty portion of almond tart; and then went our separate ways homeward.

I refuelled at the Asda petrol station in Newtownards: couldn't resist the price. Still under a pound a litre.

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