Tuesday 11th October 2016
The river in question is the River Stour at Eyebridge, near Wimborne. I took Max there for his walk this morning. Jez did not want to come as she had found a nice patch of sun to lie in. And I thought I’d treat Max to a play in the river as he is going in to have his lump removed on Thursday and so won’t be allowed in the water for 10 days after that.
It was a bright sunny morning, although we still have a cold east wind. Max didn’t care though. All he wanted to do was get in the river.
After we’d visited the big bay where the dogs play and I’d thrown his cone for him we walked further along the river bank to his swimming spot.
Max had a short swim then we continued on round the circular walk by going along the dry stream bed. This is where the old oak that I love so much is. It was looking rather resplendent today.
I got in closer and took a photo of its ‘Scream’ face.
And then got closer still to take a photo up through the branches.
We continued on our walk and went back to the big bay, where Max had another play. And then we headed back to Eye Bridge, where there was a bit of a surprise waiting for us.
It turns out Dorset Fire and Rescue were having a practice session.
The two men in the water were soon joined by two more.
And then all 4 took it in turns jumping off the bridge and generally hanging about in the water.
Their excuse was they were checking how deep the water was when you jumped (which people do all the time in the summer). I thought Max might join then but he declined.
A year ago today
Jez, Max and I went over to Upton Heath for a walk. I took this photo of Max at Pinesprings.