While waiting for a Planetarium show at the Winchester Science Centre with our grand-daughter, we decided to kill some time along the River Itchen.
We parked nearby the river at Itchen Stoke and were hoping to find some ducks for Lucy to feed with the remains of her packed lunch.
As it was, there were no ducks around and so the bread was fed to trout. They delighted Lucy with a splash as they snapped up the food. We walked along further and found a couple of swans gliding along the far riverbank with a couple of cygnets. It was such a delightful and fortunate sight that we stayed and took photographs.
In the past I had seen photos of adult swans swimming along with their young on their back but had never seen it myself, so I patiently waited to see if it would happen with this family. And it did. I saw the cygnets swim up to the rear of the adult and move in between the two wings.
They were not visible for quite a time when suddenly they re-appeared like a couple of passengers taking the view from a cruise ship. We captured the moment with photographs and then returned to the Science Centre with a glow from that wonderful springtime image.