Sunday, 4 September 2011
Of Birds And Buses
As some of you may be aware Cambridgeshire has a new "guided bus" service. If you go to the link you can discover the whole sorry tale of frustrating delays and increased costs which have dogged the scheme. To put things in a nutshell it should have opened in early 2009 but was delayed till August of this year and from an original estimate of £54m the cost rose to £181m (so far!). But lets be optimistic - we now have a Busway and it makes it very easy for me to get to the RSPB reserve at Fen Drayton Lakes, which is exactly what I did recently.
Despite the prophets of doom the bus gave a smooth and pleasant ride and lots of other people were making use of it to travel to St Ives or Huntingdon. However I was the only person to get off at the nature reserve. The stop, which resembles a miniature railway platform, is right near the centre of the reserve so birdwatching can begin straight away. I can see that it has now become a viable destination for me to make an evening's jaunt.