A great day was had by 37 members at Flamingo Land.

It was with thanks to the Club that we were subsidised for our visit and the weather was kind to us. Within five minutes of arriving, Peter Lincoln decided he would have a ride on a motorbike roller coaster, and we watched him go hurtling round. He came off, complete with all his bits in tact, and then he met up with Russ, who tempted him onto another large ride. They were like two young  teenagers, encouraging each other.

For the rest of us, it was a sedate ride on the train, watching a great variety of animals, and taking the aerial car to watch the baboons.

The restaurants were very good for lunch, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

I thought that the ride home would be quiet, with most people falling asleep! Not at all – there broke out a heated ‘debate’ about the why’s and wherefore’s of Harry McGuire ( all good, by the way )