In Search of the Osprey with Hambleton Hall
It is a few years since Hambleton Hall’s last cruise and by popular demand they have booked the Rutland Belle for an evening this June. The cruise combines a delicious supper by Hambleton’s head chef Aaron Patterson with an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery around Rutland Water from on board the Rutland Belle and with the hope of catching a glimpse of an Osprey or two.
A member of the Rutland Nature Reserve Osprey team will be on board to act as a spotter and point out the diverse bird life we have around the shores of Rutland Water. The Rutland Belle is a tidy craft with a charming crew. Unless the weather is foul we sit on deck but can go below should the weather change. It can be cool when the Belle fires up her twin diesels and surges forward at 40 knots, so don’t dress too skimpily!
The Rutland Belle will leave the pier at Whitwell at 7pm sharp and the ship opens the gang plank at 6.30pm. You will be returned to your car at 9.30 for 10.00pm. If you have your own binoculars bring them along and perhaps a hat and rug.
2017 Domaine Montrose Rosé
2017 Brouilly Alain Coudert
Olives, nuts, bread
Terrine of Seabream and tartar sauce
Pea and Mint Risotto and Burrata cheese
Iberico Ham with artichokes peppers and tapenade
Lemon Tart with raspberries
Coffee, Chocolates, etc