a mother swan with her signet having a little ride, safe from harm!
We didn't get too close as Daddy swan was near by and would start rising his wings up and hissing. I noticed they only had one signet, and many of the other swan families had a least 4 or 5 signets that were much older than this one. I wonder if something happened to the rest of the signets to make them so protective of their little one. Either way, it was sooo cute and a joy to watch.
Later on, all of us went to a certain part of the river where it was good to jump in, and I'd forgotten my little one's buggy, and it was a bit too far from the site to walk. So we put him in the canoe with his nanny & grandad, but he freaked out and refused, so I asked him if he wanted to come with me in my kayak and he got in and absolutley loved it. He happily sat there, pointing at the other boats, loved seeing the ducks and swans and drakes. My hubby took this shot of us on our way back (i'm still wet from jumping in the river!)
Me and my little boy, Sam