Thursday, 20 June 2013

"Just" a local dog walk

Don't think I ever, not for one single nano-second, take for granted how amazing it is to have THIS on my doorstep.



Today's walk location was selected with one thing in mind - shade.  With the car registering 24 degrees by mid-morning it was essential that Daisy and I went somewhere sheltered.  A relaxed amble through Holme Wood above Loweswater, just over 4 miles and thoroughly enjoyed by two-legs and four!





Last week I taught Daisy how to get over the wall-stile, she now runs over it so fast that a decent photo is a bit tricky.




















12 comments:

  1. A picnic for two.. lovely. Not to mention the view..

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    1. Thanks Jessica, it was a lovely couple of hours. Not really long enough to make a picnic essential but so what, we both like sitting down and just enjoying being in such peaceful surroundings.

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  2. Lovely Bilbo. What great walking country with that scenery. Daisy certainly looks relaxed, but I don't think 24 deg is hot. Think what it's like here in summer with over 30 for weeks on end. I don't take it well at all, although it is only 1deg here at the moment.(7am).

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    1. And that, Susan, is why I live the other side of the world to you and why I'm staying here :}

      There are a lot of brilliant and wonderful things about Australia but the endless heat is not one of them.

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful ramble that must have been!

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    1. It is a lovely walk and one that we can vary to make longer or shorter as time and weather allows.

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  4. Ah, Daisy's a clever doggy knowing how to climb a stile, I have to carry Archie over. Such stunning scenery on your doorstep, you're truly blessed.

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    1. Hi Jo, in truth I dissuade Daisy from trying to get over wooden stiles. Don't want her to 'learn' that gates/fences, etc., can be jumped over, even though she is physically capable.

      This is a dry stone wall with stone steps in the side, I'll take a better picture next time we are down there.

      At least Archie is small enough to be carried, Madam is now a bit big!

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  5. Really lovely photos, nice to see you enjoying the peace and quiet

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    1. Thanks Jill. You'll have to come over sometime and join us :}

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  6. Great to see you back, Bilbo, and especially that you are taking some quality 'me' time!

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    1. Thanks Helen. This is certainly the right place for some quality time :}

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