On Tuesday, I returned to my birthplace. Well, not the hospital or a part of Stockton-on-Tees that I had ever been to before but RSBP Saltholme. We were on our way up to Northumberland for a short break and I thought it would be a good idea to make use of our RSPB membership en route. In the event, however, there was no charge for parking and the visitor centre was shut so there would have been no charge for entrance. This did not of course diminish our pleasure in walking as far round the site as we could in the time available.
Here is the story of the day in pictures. I’m glad that what once must have been industrial wasteland is now a ‘nature reserve of international importance’ and that someone had added a few extra touches.