Tuesday 6th September 2016
Once again Jez did not feel like joining us for our morning walk. Today I took Max out to the River Stour at Eye Bridge and without Jez in tow we were able to do our full circular walk.
It was a lovely, still morning along the river.
The teasel flowers have all gone over now and I loved the backdrop of the clouds reflected in the river behind the teasel seed heads.
As usual we stopped for Max to play in the big, shallow bay in the river.
And then we walked on to the place where he likes to have a swim.
When the swans came along and started taking an interest in him, though, I decided it was time for us to continue on.
Poor lad – with the low water level and his dodgy back legs he couldn’t get out by himself and I had to hang onto a branch. lean over, grab his collar and haul him out.
As we haven’t been along here for a while I haven’t had the chance to photograph some of my favourite oak trees. So here is the oak tree in the middle of the field.
And, of course, along the currently dry stream bed is what I call the ‘Oak of Many Faces’.
I love this really old oak and have so many photos of it. I just can’t resist.
And here’s a photo from a bit further on of Max in the dry stream bed.
We walked on round back to the big bay so that Max could have another play in the river. We were just leaving when some people came along with their dogs including this really cute, 13 week old, Border Terrier puppy.
She’s called Pig because she was born on a pig farm. The lady who owns here also had a year old Springer Spaniel who was very tolerant of Pig.
And Pig absolutely adored her.
We walked back to Eye Bridge and today I actually took a photo of the bridge as it was reflected nicely in the water.
Here’s Max on the bridge, cone in mouth.
And here’s the view from the bridge looking upstream …
… and downstream towards Wimborne.
We’d had a really lovely walk.
A year ago today
We went for a walk at Broadley Inclosure in the New Forest with my Dad.