Time to join Friday’s Hunt and Weekend Reflections and the letter today is Q, Favourite and Evening. When I was down at my old caravan, one day I went and visited the QUAINT QUOILE Countryside Centre and apart from the lovely garden you see below and the many walks, there is also this QUOILE Castle.
When this castle was built just after 1600, the river flowed right up to the castle as the river was a lot wider in those days. It is of rectangular shape and has 3 floors with the windows high up to withstand any flooding. It is thought that Captain West and his family and ancestors lived there for over a century but in the 20th Contrary the South wall fell and was not able to be repaired.
The QUOILE River has a hide and so I made my way there and meet another birder who had brought another man with him (below) who was looking after his dog for him. It turned out that this man was 96 years old and walks miles everyday.
It was QUITE a dull day as you can see but there were Swans, Godwits, Coot, Moorhen, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Tufted, Mallard and Goldeneye ducks as well as Cormorant and the usual gulls.
As the EVENING draws in, the Mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland are just visible in the distance in the image below and you can see the REFLECTION of the sky colours on the water.
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