Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Anyone for walkies!

Thank goodness yesterday was dry and sunny although cold. I retraced my footsteps from the previous day, armed with my camera for a walk through the Blaise Castle Estate. I have posted about these walks before and you will notice from the photos that it looks very different from the last time I took Angel there for a walk. After all the recent rain and now that it's well into Spring, everywhere is green and fresh looking. The trees have burst into leaf, some of the wild flowers are in bloom and birds are singing (sorry I can't provide that).
 
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We had a great time exploring lots of the little pathways alonside the river, luckily it wasn't too deep for me to cross although it was nearly to the top of my wellies in a couple of places. We saw only one solitary duck which promptly left the pond to sit on the stone bridge and watch Angel from a safe distance. If you enlarge the photos you will notice a couple of caves have been fashioned in the rocks (the stones forming the roof of the one cave is quite interesting). You will also notice a picture of Angel looking out of my dining room window she likes to watch one of the neighbour's cats who sits on a wall opposite as if taunting her! I also suspect she is on the lookout for her family but she seems happy enough most of the time.

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23 Comments:

At 29/5/07 07:30, Blogger Beccy said...

I love Blaise, did you start the walk from the Dingley Dell end?

 
At 29/5/07 07:35, Blogger ChrisB said...

beccy yes and walked up to the house took a detour to the folly came down through the woods and then went along the opposite side of the river it took an hour and a half.

 
At 29/5/07 09:04, Blogger Beccy said...

Sounds great.

 
At 29/5/07 12:36, Blogger Asha said...

Looks like a great walk Chris:)
We had a 3 day long weekend,did some short distance traveling and shopping.Back to routine today!:))

 
At 29/5/07 15:46, Blogger Sam said...

i am jealous

 
At 29/5/07 18:01, Anonymous nikki said...

great pictures and what a beautiful dog!

 
At 29/5/07 18:28, Blogger Steffi said...

Great pictures of a very nice walk in the park!

 
At 29/5/07 18:29, Blogger ChrisB said...

asha it's funny since I retired public holidays don't quite feel the same!!

sam I would have loved some company;it was so peaceful and lovely.

nikki I'm enjoying looking after her in short doses!!

 
At 29/5/07 19:34, Blogger enidd said...

looks lovely, chris. stalin and fluffy wish they could have come.

 
At 29/5/07 19:43, Blogger john.g. said...

Chris, that looks lovely. What river is that?

 
At 29/5/07 19:46, Blogger Little Miss Moi said...

Dear chrisb. That looks wonderful - I can't believe it's near your home! It's photos like this that make me want to hire a car, pack a tent and explore Britain (but only in summer if there's a tent involved).

 
At 29/5/07 20:33, Blogger ChrisB said...

enidd the one thing I didn't mention about Angel is she's a bit anti-social so they might have problems if they tried to get too friendly!!

john It's the River Trym.

Little Miss moi I'm not sure I'd want a tent in England anytime of the year but I'd recommend the countryside.

 
At 29/5/07 20:52, Blogger my4kids said...

Wow those are some gorgeous pictures! I am very jeoulous and the caves make it even more interesting! I would love to take a walk through there. I would probably do it everyday. Thanks for sharing

 
At 29/5/07 21:12, Blogger Amy W said...

Beautiful dog and beautiful pictures!

 
At 29/5/07 21:57, Blogger ChrisB said...

my4kids when the grandchildren are over we play pooh sticks under the bridges and there is a kidies play area which is fun so it's very much a family place as well as for the doggie walkers.

amy w thanks, I think by the end of the week I will have walked all the different routes around this estate.

 
At 29/5/07 22:17, Blogger frannie said...

wow! so green and gorgeous!

 
At 29/5/07 22:37, Blogger ChrisB said...

frannie it's particularly nice at this time of the year.

 
At 30/5/07 07:25, Blogger Pamela said...

awww... looks like an underground cavern leading to where the princess is being held by the sheriff who wnts to be king.

what a romantic walk

 
At 30/5/07 07:35, Blogger Little Miss Moi said...

haha Pamela.. You crack me up.

Dear chrisb. No tent - why, cause of the rain? The rain follows Mr Moi and I so much so, that we joked we should camp in the almost empty dam that supplies drinking water to Sydney. We'd singlehandedly break the drought :(

 
At 30/5/07 08:35, Blogger ChrisB said...

pamela I'm laughing because when the girls were young we used to weave stories around what we saw and there are some really old cottages on the estate that are just right for this- although it use dto be cops and robbers rather than princesses!!

Little miss moi I didn't know you were in Bristol at this very moment ; it's bucketing down!!

 
At 31/5/07 15:22, Blogger The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

Lovely Pictures and what a gorgeous dog! I can't believe thre are really names like Dingley Dell - it sounds so children's book picturesque 9and I guess it is!!)

 
At 31/5/07 15:30, Blogger ChrisB said...

Wendy I think the road leading down to this area (which is in a dell) is 'The Dingle' so its what we have always called it from when Sam and Beccy were small children.

 
At 2/6/07 01:35, Blogger elena jane said...

what a pretty walk, places to hide, caves to explore, what fun :)

 

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