Abbie – last morning walk for a while ;-(

Today Abbie is going back home to Glasgow. This of course means that we will not be having our morning walk any more. It has been a mixed experience with cold, show and slushy conditions to contend with. But today the paths are clear although there is still some snow lying around.

However we did enjoy this last walk and the pleasant temperatures which would have been aronnd 6 – 8 degrees I think.

After we got back we decided that Abbie should have a bath before going back home. The paths have been covered in grit and mud and of course the garden is a bit of a mud bath to because of all the constructional work on the garage. You can imagine the effect this has on a dogs coat!!!!

Here is Abbie with Bennachie in the backgound…..
You can also see some spots of snow – it has been remarkable that we have had snow lying for such a long time – I don’t think I can remember a spell of weather link this in my memory – although I do recall my grandparents talking about similar conditions from their younger day!!!!

Last Morning walk with Abbie

Today is the day that Abbie goes home with Linda to Glasgow. She has been staying with us in Kemnay most of the summer and came on holiday with us to Keswick. So this morning I set out for our last morning walk together until we next meet! I thought I would post a few photos of our walk today which took us long the River bank then into Kemnay village centre and the back via the river again to Ruach ( name of our house ).


Above you see Abbie striding out as we make our way along the river bank just after leaving the house.
Above is a view of the River Don – today the water level is low and very peaceful. It is the most pleasant and relaxing place to be! You can see the reflection is vivid in this photo!


In the last photo you can see the river in the foreground and Bennachie ( Mither Tap ) in the background which today was shrouded with low cloud! Of course I did take a number of other photos which I have posted in my online gallery click here to view.

Morning in the tent – its raining

After the morning walk it is Abbie’s custom to have a nap! Today is not exception but its raining and she has decided to retire to ber as opposed to the beanbag which is her usual morning place!!!!! As you can see she is well into her slumbers at this point – she will emerge later when its either time for a walk or a snack!!! What a routine, sleep, eat, walk, No1, No2 sleep…….. etc…..

Morning – Walk the Dog!

Weather today a little duller! Light rain which is not too surprising for the Lake District 😉 Started the day with feeding the dog and then our morning constitutional to the lake and along the designated dog walk. Now today was a pretty special day as Abbie did a No 2 whilst in the dog walk route which is just what is supposed to happen. Up until today it has been her custom to wait until we get back to the nicely cut grass of the camp site before deciding to perform! It would seem that she has some royal blood in her and therefore will only soil what seems to be a well prepared piece of grass!!!!

Whilst on the dog walk route which follows the lake side we were able to see Catbells from a slightly different angle again. So we took the obligatory photo – see below. At this point the weather was dull but dry. I do not think it will be a good day to climb the ridge today! Better to wait for dryer day I think!


180 degrees turnaround a this spot and the view is of Skidaw – at this point we can see the summit which is often not the case with low cloud often obscuring it. This is a hill I have never climbed but always planned to do so! Will this be the year when I will make it? No Philip ( son ) with us this time so will have to do it alone if I do! Or perhaps find a friend who is willing to make the trip. Both Catbells and Skidaw are an easy walk from the campsite we are staying on so there is really no excuse for not making the climbs!
Well better get back to the daily routine – as I write this in the tent is sounds like its raining quite hard – it always sounds heavier that it is when you are under canvas!