Saturday 13th December 2014
Who said the 13th was unlucky? It has been a lovely sunny day today, and due to Jez’s decisions on where exactly we were going to walk on Upton Heath, we managed to catch the sunshine for our whole walk, until it finally set below the horizon. Being low December sun it also cast a wonderful light.
So we started in the pine trees as normal. Here’s Max concentrating on his cone.
Meanwhile Jez stands in the bracken and sniffs the air.
We walked onto the pond.
Where Jez suddenly had a turn of speed for some reason.
And then over the little hill to the small boggy ponds where Max was still looking very serious about his cone.
The light and the still waters of the little pools there are great for reflections.
On to the next gully at the bottom of the big hill, and while I threw the cone for Max I put a treat on one of the small wooden posts for Jez.
So we walked on up the hill and I expected to then cut across to the Roman Road and the shade. But Jez had other ideas and took us round the back of the hill where she joined Max in one of their favourite little watering holes.
By the time we headed back down the hill the sun was setting over the heath.
And when we got to the bottom of the hill it was just dipping below the horizon.
We were out for a long time today, but it was a lovely walk. After all, you have to make the most of the sunshine, don’t you?
A year ago today
We had a bit of a damp walk on Canford Heath.