I have never been to Colchester before. Sure, I've been to Colchester Zoo many times, but this is the first time I have visited the town itself. It was quite a bit of walking to get from the train station to the castle and the park surrounding it. But once I got there, the perfect blue skies suddenly disappeared and was replaced by a thunderstorm. Rumbles of thunder was my cue to abandon my first walk around the park and to find somewhere to shelter. Thankfully, the tourist information building in the park was just opening up as the rain started to pour down.
|The animatronic Stag Beetle|
|The Stag Beetle collection|
|Stag Beetle grubs (not sure why they are on bread though)|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|The scenic River Colne|
|St Botolph's Priory|
|Colchester's historic town wall|