Between things to do and the weather , the last two days have been a case of getting out when possible , but not too far , so the local Commons fitted the situation nicely . Still waiting for real butterfly weather , which hopefully arrives on Sunday , the day Kent BC are coming to High Elms for their visit , hedgerows and Bramble patches seemed to hold most of the interest . I started off yesterday looking for Purple Hairstreaks , but the weather soon put an end to that , but in the glade ,
This morning , before the sun got blotted out by the cloud , I tried again for the PHs , in the glade with the Ash tree . I was just about to give up on any shots , although I did see 3/4 specimens up high . Then , the tell tale zig-zag flight of a Hairstreak crossed the glade and landed on some Bracken
And finally , exactly one week after queueing 45 minutes to get over the Dartford Crossing , I have read that both the tunnel and bridge have both been paid for many years ago , and that the pair take
£1.25M every week . If a reasonable alternative was available then one could choose whether or not to queue , but there isn't , so continuous Governments just keep raking in the tolls .
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