Our countryside never tires me - step through the tree tunnel and who knows what will be the other side?
We were geocaching, this new little family had their work cut out just trying to keep up with mum!
See the naughty two at the back? (You can enlarge the pic by clicking on it)
They weren't looking too sure now. "You want us to go through there? But there are nettles!"
The bystanders held their breath and counted the babies in, counted the babies out. Mum looked very nonchalent, but I wouldn't want to have to keep track of 11 babies!
The stretch of water is the moat around Bodiam Castle.
Stunning, isn't it?
The ducklings stayed on the far side of the moat, away from the drawbridge which surprised us at first as there were several people throwing bread in to the adult ducks. Then we saw who else lives there...
I suspect these carp are big enough to take a duckling if they have a chance!
We walked on up the hill, stopping to take a final snap of what must be one of the most photographed views in the area.