Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday 20 January 2022

15 to 17 January 2022 - Another Visit to Center Parcs (Sherwood Forest)

Previous visits are diarised here.

This year we were in house number 868. Robert is shown outside the building, apparently ignoring the plight of Louise, whose mobility scooter has just crashed headlong into the house. Other attendees this year (postponed from 2021) were Sue, Lyn, Chris and Gerry.

Sue and I started off on Saturday morning with a fairly leisurely parkrun - results here.

Back to the house... then it was a frosty walk past teasel flower heads to the Sports Hall.

Badminton was followed by table tennis, and later we enjoyed a game of bowls in dusky light.

Lyn proved to be expert at both bowls and Robot Wars (below). Sue and I enjoyed the in house pool table, and we all enjoyed the sauna that's included as an outhouse to this property.

Sunday morning saw Robert and Lyn off on their bikes, Louise seeking places to further crash into with her mobility scooter, and Sue, Chris, Gerry and me on a 12 km walk to Rufford Mill and back.

We started off past some reindeer.

Canada Geese and Greylag Geese marauded around the Rufford Mill area.

There were also lots of Tufted Ducks.

At the main house and monastery I took a few pictures of sculptures, etc. There were loads of information boards. I can't remember what was on them. Another visit is required...

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We paused in the sunny courtyard for welcome coffees.

Then we wandered past the monastery, through a section of pollarded trees, along the Broad Walk, and past an ice house.

The rest of the day was spent doing sporty things with no photos (table tennis, short tennis, etc).

Monday morning was spent vacating the house, wandering around the Center Parcs site, admiring the Greylag Geese, and playing bowls on a frosty lawn.

How expert is that!

Sue then went swimming, and after that we drove home. Thanks for your company, everyone, that was a lovely weekend.