Me and superdawg collected Dawn from the railway station this morning in temperatures roughly twenty degrees celsius warmer than our last trip.
I took her to Allendale and walked a couple or three miles with her Southwards on Isaac’s Tea Trail – she’ll be following Isaac around Nenthead and Alston and back to Allendale over the next few days.
I left her considering a discreet (ish) camping spot somewhere near Sinderhope and wandered back over Stobb Cross to finish a walk of about seven miles. I’ll be back to Allendale to collect Dawn after the weekend.
In the meantime, I came across a sure sign of the imminence of spring – a bit of flooded bridleway bubbling with the unbridled lust of many frogs. No, I mean many, many naughty frogs. They were at it like frogs, in fact. They stopped when I got close and pretended not to be there, but as I turned away, the combined sigh, bubble and splash of furtling frog-kind re-establishing corporal contact filled the air. The dirty buggers.
In the other meantime, Dawn had left a bag of goodies in the car – mainly and substantially lots of chocolate drops of varying flavours, some of which were scoffed on the drive home – at least till I remembered my appointment with the wieght management nurse tomorrow… dhuhh…. Bruno was specially pleased with his rodeo chew sticks.
In yet another meantime, I expect that Dawn was having a much warmer night than the last time we were out. It was still 11C in tropical Allendale as I drove South (then East…)