Boundaries – blog 17

Hi! I’ve stopped calling these blogs ‘Day something’ because they are already getting out of synch! I’ve already told you twice, so this is time number three, that I crossed the Mississippi River two days ago.  That marked a sort of boundary between east and west. Yesterday I passed another boundary, and another today. Today’s…

Loveliness on the Tall Grass Prairie – Day 16

I think yesterday was so lovely I didn’t have room to tell you all about it. Let’s backtrack just a bit.  I crossed the Mississippi River, heading west. The river forms a notional boundary between the forest area (to the east) and the Great Plains (to the west). Obviously it’s not a hard and fast…

Kansas – Day 15

It’s been a long day – starting in Indiana a bit west of Indianapolis and ending in Kansas a b1t west of Topeka.  You can tell it was a long day when I say that the first words I heard were from the satnav saying ‘stay on the I70 for 200 miles’ which only got…

Mostly on the road – Day 14

It’s been a long day and I’ve covered a lot of miles.  But I also met someone I have only previously ‘met’ on social media.  Hope to see her again soon – at the Bird Fair, I hope. Let me take you back nearly, but not quite, two weeks to when I picked up this…

What a hoot – Day 13

The ospreys, herring gull, turnstone and swallows could have been in Scotland – even the brood of goosander ducklings and the distant great northern diver could have been Scotland, but these were common merganser ducklings and a common loon. And they were with hooded merganser, spotted sandpiper, ring-billed gull and purple martin so we were…