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What is your sight of the summer?


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Definitely my sight of the summer is this. We were pottering along the Bure, as you do, when I did a double take! We were just passing a bittern, coolly hanging out in the reeds. S/he was not bothered by a boat less than three feet away, but we were astonished! The picture below was one I took as we circled back cautiously for a second look, so were on the opposite side of the river.

Note to self: do a Jenny Morgan and keep the camera handy!


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I have two.


The first is also a bittern, which flew across our bows as we pottered along Meadow Dyke. In all the years we've been coming to the Broads I had never seen one, although I have heard one from time to time.


The other is the look of abject terror on my brother-in-law's face as a gust caught the half-decker, she buried her lee rails and he lost his balance and shot across the cockpit. Cruel I know, but we did laugh!

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