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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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heleninwales
The day did get better
After the traumatic start to the day caused by the totally unexpected Flickr makeover, the day improved considerably. I had a lovely walk with Brith, despite having to pass the aggressive black Labradors and a digger and dumper truck that almost entirely blocked the lane.

Usually we do an out-and-back walk, but there is also the circular option and because I knew I had enough time, I decided that going round was preferable to having to squeeze back past the road works and once again brave the aggressive black Labradors. So we went on round.

This did mean passing a little farm dog, but for some reason Brith isn't too bothered by that dog. It does bark, but the bark sounds more like, "I can see you! I know you're there!" rather than the Labradors', "Aaaargh! We hates you we does! And if we ever catch you we'll tear you to pieces!"

I don't think the circular walk in any longer in terms of miles measured on the map (both work out at about 3 miles), but it is much more strenuous because it involves descending steeply to river level and then climbing even more steeply to regain all the lost height. Anyway, we were both suitably exercised and, because the weather is finally getting warmer, we were both glad of the water I was carrying. (I have a collapsible canvas bowl for Brith to drink out of.)

The wild garlic is out and smelling very garlicky. I wonder if that's why, as I was wandering around the Co-op later in the day, I suddenly fancied garlic bread for dinner! :)

Wild garlic

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From: coldhighmountai Date: May 21st, 2013 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow ! What a great place to walk. You have a good eye for photographs.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 24th, 2013 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Regarding the eye for photographs, I have had many years of practice. Like a lot of other skills, it's largely down to awareness of what you're doing and trial and error. Remember you never see the failures. They just get deleted. :)
sartorias From: sartorias Date: May 21st, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
That photo is jaw-droppingly beautiful. It is difficult to imagine such places actually exist.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 24th, 2013 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
That path does always look very appealing, whatever the season. I am a bit wary of going that way with Brith because if we met another dog, it's so narrow there is nowhere to step aside to let them pass, but so far we have been lucky and had the path to ourselves. :)
sartorias From: sartorias Date: May 24th, 2013 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I can't imagine why people aren't on it every day. I would be the world's best walker if I had that kind of scenery around!
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: May 22nd, 2013 02:12 am (UTC) (Link)
That's a very pretty path! Glad your day improved.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 24th, 2013 08:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Finding a couple of workarounds to get Flickr looking more like its old self also helped.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: May 22nd, 2013 03:22 am (UTC) (Link)
The garlic hee hee! There is a city here in Calif called Gilroy, some garlic capital. Just driving thru is very erm noxius!

I got your e thank you, thinking on the green, I will email you back in the next day or so!
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: May 22nd, 2013 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Perfect - I love the smell of wild garlic.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 24th, 2013 08:09 am (UTC) (Link)
I find it can get rather overwhelming on a hot summer's day, but when it's new and there's not too much of it, it's very pleasant.
pdlloyd From: pdlloyd Date: May 22nd, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
The picture is wonderful. It looks just the sort of path a hobbit would take. How lovely that you and Brith had the time for the longer route and the opportunity to enjoy such beauty, garlic and all.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 24th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
That path does always look very appealing, whatever the season. I am a bit wary of going that way with Brith because if we met another dog, it's so narrow there is nowhere to step aside to let them pass, but so far we have been lucky and had the path to ourselves. :)
pdlloyd From: pdlloyd Date: May 24th, 2013 09:59 am (UTC) (Link)
One must always beware of those met along the way.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: May 23rd, 2013 01:37 am (UTC) (Link)
What a beautiful path! It would be worth a climb to be able to walk somewhere so beautiful.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: May 24th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)
That path does always look very appealing, whatever the season. I am a bit wary of going that way with Brith because if we met another dog, it's so narrow there is nowhere to step aside to let them pass, but so far we have been lucky and had the path to ourselves. :)
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