I didn't take a photograph at the end of the first day's work on the decking, but as I opened the bedroom curtains this morning I grabbed my camera to take photographs of the swan family that came cruising into view from behind the cottages. You can see their tracks amongst the lilies!
The photo also shows the state of the decking before the men arrived this morning. Yesterday's pictures were taken around midday, and a lot more had been done before they retired for the evening.
The swans continue to visit from time to time. Last time
they had five youngsters with them. Unfortunately, it seems that come with a smaller family each time. On today's visit there were just four young.