Alternatives to shopping – otter watching
Its no secret, I’m not a fan of shopping but when there is not one scrap of food in the house what can you do? So off we went in the car to the local supermarket, I opted to remain in the car, staring at my watch, muttering ‘hurry up’ under my breath and generally being impatient. But then…. I remembered the camera bag was on the backseat. A nice section of river was closeby. She’ll be ages I thought…..
I parked, walked to the river and then in total disbelief saw an otter directly in front of me. It was hunting in a small rapids section of the river. ts 2.30pm in the afternoon I thought! I was blessed with over 20 minutes taking photos. The otter was aware of my presence and half a dozen or so curious locals out for a post lunch walk. At one point it chose to swim in my direction, reached the bank, checked me out and then continued its fishing trip (Picture 12).
It was then I received the “where the hell are you!” phonecall. Oops. Fortunately, Belinda was more concerned about missing the otter than the melted ice cream and now warm dairy products.
Moral of the story – shopping doesn’t have to be painful, it’s what you make it!