Sunday 2nd: Saw Lady Isabella Bird's Travel Quilt back in August, and thought of her when I was out riding my bike today, along the canal, and up to the Filter Beds. Very hot. Picnicked on salad sandwiches, lemon syrup cake and lemon and ginger tea in the shade. Discovered a cache of beehives hidden behind a fence and spied on busy bees. AND SAW A KINGFISHER!!!