Mud, mud, glorious mud

Friday 31st October 2014

Today has been the warmest Halloween on record in the UK. We didn’t quite have the temperatures they had in Kent, but it was 19.5C here. And it was sunny, which meant Jez stayed snoozing in bed. So it was just Max and I who went down to the Baiter and Whitecliff Park this morning.

A warm Halloween morning down at the Baiter

The tide was out quite a way today. This was the view across Parkstone Bay from Whitecliff Park.

Parkstone Bay

Now the mud here is normally a sort of orange colour. I don’t know what’s been going on recently, but it wasn’t like that today. Here is Max at the bottom of the steps. You can see the current shade of the mud behind him. I called this one ‘Whatever you do, don’t go in that mud Max’.

Whatever you do, don't go in that mud Max

So what did he do?

Max! What did I just say?

Can you get mud any blacker that that?

Fortunately he was able to go in the sea a bit further along and wash it off. Here he is with two ladies and their dogs relaxing in the late autumn sun.

Relaxing in the sun

And finally today, back at the Baiter car park, a crow.

Crow

As for Halloween night, it was a bit of a nightmare. As usual Max barked at the poor little Trick-or-Treaters. It’s not aggressive but I’m always worried he’ll frighten them. And then Jez barked at all the fireworks, and there were lots. Poor little soul was in such a state. It wouldn’t have been so bad if they’d stopped at a reasonable hour, but we had some really loud and really close at about 11.20pm. What is it with some people?

A year ago today

Max and I were at another park of Poole Harbour – Hamworthy.

All ashore

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