My excellent friend arrived this afternoon.
We proceeded to eat and drink our way around the village, managing to hit a café, a tea room, a pub, and a tapas restaurant in the space of 4.5 hours, without even trying to get a diverse range of food into our systems.
From the pub, the seeing was most excellent:
We saw birds of many sorts, including a swan who intimidated another swan right out of the water (this one was the victor).
There were also birds on the wing, and I did my best to catch them.
My excellent friend valiantly kept herself (mostly) awake until about 9:30 p.m., when we collectively decided that it was bedtime.
As it is now for me, as well. Tomorrow, Adventures await.