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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Blue Ducks

Finally made it out of Harlesden, and visited the Wetlands Centre in Barnes.

It's a bit of a shock to the system to find yourself in such an oasis 10 minutes outside of Hammersmith (via the catchily-titled Duck Bus), and even worse coming back. The centre has an observatory, themed to look like an airport departure lounge, and a huge array of habitats and residents, which you can see by walking round, or for the more elusive visitors, you can whisper quietly in a hide. Saw a white-headed duck- which has an unnatually bright blue beak, and two blue ducks, which apparently can't be seen anywhere else in the UK.

Alright, so it's not everybody's thing, but much more healthy than staying in all day. Everyone should go.

I feel like I'm having a bit of a blue duck week, to be honest.


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