One of the benefits (and there are many) of house sitting is the opportunity to explore places that you would not normally visit. I remembered visiting a work mate in this area back in 2007, and passing an interesting park. I knew it was close by - I need to take the third exit on the roundabout, and go and see, and that I did. Yesterday I discovered an amazing park, with quite a large lake with waterbirds lazing around on it.
It is just such a peaceful place - complete with seat and surrounded by sleeping ducks.