They didn't ring yesterday, as promised, and they didn't ring today. We rang them to be told he was a bit busy and would ring us in the morning - so why didn't they say end of the week in the first place. What happened to the first rule in service supply, "always exceed customer expectation". Let's hope they're not 'too busy' to come and pick up MR.
Anyway, although the wind was strong, the sun was glorious and I was determined to get out for a decent walk with the dogs.
We had to walk a mile and a half down the tow path to Bugbrooke but the going was pretty good most of the way
Picking up the footpath we found this - oh joy! No mud, no water; the dogs went nuts (Baxter loathes mud between his toes and gets quite depressed), chucking sticks in the air and bouncing on each other
even when we reached pasture the going was still pretty good
The light and shade were wonderful
and the going stayed good for the next couple of miles
and then we came across a bit of an obstacle - it would be too far for Baxter to go back and sidling along the fence wasn't an option as the water continued on the other side. Looks like an over boot paddle then, but I thought I'd send Muttley in first to check the depth - just in case!
Ah! Was there possibly a plan 'C'? Thank heaven for memory map and GPS
A considerable detour for Baxter, but better than going all the way back - even so he was limping a bit by the time we got home bless him
It's not the camera at an angle; the bridge actually slopes away a bit alarmingly.