Sunday, 12 June 2011

The Tranquil Otter

Just over two months ago I decided to book a short break to the Tranquil Otter, it being a favourite place with Harry Lab and my brother Michael. Last time Harry went to the Tranquil Otter with my parents and Mick, to my utter astonishment Harry sulked the whole day when he came back to us a week later. Blimey I thought it must be good. As you can see its pretty special...
Little more than a couple of days after booking the holiday Harry unexpectedly fell ill again with his arthritic joints, sadly a return to this quiet idyll was not to be. We nearly didn't come, it was a effort to get motivated enough to pack our stuff. In the end we decided it better to come and try to relax than mope about our home which was now so quiet a place.
Upon arriving at the Tranquil Otter lodge we immediately felt at ease, I hadn't finished looking around the place when Phil decided to get his shorts on and jumped into the hot tub.
Our own little boat....
It probably took half an hour to walk around the perimeter of lake Lough which we did every day about eight o-clock, this is the view across the lake with our lodge in the distance.

The owners of the Tranquil Otter wrote in the information booklet that their own dog Leah might pay us a visit from time to time. Here's our Mick fussing Leah.
With bird feeders in place did we see any wildlife other than Leah? Well here's a clue....
Crikey it feels like a gold fish bowl with these pesky patio door peckers, more next time.


  1. What a beautiful place Debbie. That's what I call luxury.
    You gotta admire the cheek of those Mallards lol

  2. Yeah I thought of you Keith that you would enjoy this place but it wasn't cheap, no siree. You probably have just as good a spot at Caldercote maybe even better with the diversity of wildlife, better still its on your doorstep and free. I did enjoy it though doing nought but chill, no tramping around looking at the shops. I'm becoming a bit of an antisocial ewd git, hmmm... like the sound of that;-D

  3. Hi Debbie...I know I am way behind again...
    We wait for summer then it gets so busy and the first thing you know it is winter again!
    I hope your get away gave some time to relax and reflect!
    I'm with you an the antisocial thing...give me my garden and my space!!

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