We enjoy a hot chocolate sitting at a table on the veranda of
the new Gannets Café overlooking the reserve. We've
heard keen bird watchers express surprise at the number of visitors
who use the café compared with those who use the hides.
'It's a case of the tail wagging the dog,' complains one of them,
'I could hardly find a space in the car park; the café was
full but the hides were almost empty.'
Even so, I have to confess that sitting here at the table with
my hot chocolate, toasted teacake, watercolours and sketchbook ranks
as a pretty perfect experience for me!