This summer I have had a secret project going on for several weeks, and I was almost bursting not being able to say a word about it. But yesterday Melanie received her parcel and I can let my little friend Dick tell his own story.
Hello everyone, my name is Dick Callum and I'm the younger one of the D's in Swallows and Amazons. I'm interested in bird protection as a Coot Club member, mining and astronomy, among other things.
Mr. Kotkarankki made me glasses with some copper wire and his soldering iron, because I can't see much without them.
He also showed me a pigeon's egg shell that had mysteriously appeared on the foot path he is paving.
On August 10th Mr. Kotkarankki and Auntie Ulla took me along to their holiday in Eastern Finland 30° 27' 08 E63° 23' 28 N. I packed my rucksack and was ready to go!
In the mornings we had oat porridge with blueberry sauce.
Then Mr. K and Mr. M took me out on the lake in a rowing boat.
I borrowed Mr. K's binoculars to see the birds better.