There once was an ugly duck. A very ugly duck.

You know the story. There’s an ugly duckling which turns into a swan. I don’t need to go all Hans Christian Andersen on you, do I?

Muscovy Duckling - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Here on Madeira we have an inverted fairy tale. There are beautiful ducklings:

Muscovy Duckling - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

And they turn into this:

Muscovy - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s a Muscovy Duck and it’s meant to be in Mexico.

Muscovy Duckling - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Before you tell me I’ve saturated the colours too much and that blue looks artificial, it is. It’s an out of focus blue car in the distance.

It’s delightful to see them waddling in the clover. It’s just a shame my trousers are getting wet and my neck’s aching from lying here.

Muscovy Duckling - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

This one’s playing hide and seek.

Muscovy Duckling - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

This is the life they have to look forward to:

Muscovy - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Let’s enjoy them while we can.

Muscovy Duckling - Madeira - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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