Mr digandweed and I have just returned from a few days in Dorset, enjoying the beautiful countryside around Poole harbour.
We had fabulous ice-cream-on-the-beach - sun-cream-on-your-legs type weather.
There were visits to picturesque little villages and ancient ruins,
besides clear streams
and a visit to the lovely Brownsea island in Poole harbour.
Brownsea Island is nowadays managed by the National trust. With heathland, woods, lagoons and glimpses of the sea and shoreline at every step, I found it a truly magical place.
Lord Baden-Powell started the Scout movement with the first camp on the island in 1907 .
And it is now one of the few places where red squirrels can be seen in southern England.
Usually very shy, this little squirrel was enticed by a ready supply of food outside the visitor centre.
Isn't he lovely!