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Fishink Camping … in October !

October 6, 2014

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Looking out of my window on this cold, wet and dark October Monday morning, it’s almost impossible to imagine that just 4 days ago I was camping overnight at the foot of the Bowland Fells in Dolphinholme, lancashire. It was to be Boo (my dog’s) first campsite experience, and hopefully all would go well so we could plan on doing longer stints under canvass.We started our walk in this lovely sleepy hollow, where Autumn had definitely arrived.

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Not being used to the countryside, Boo was overly excited, smelling and seeing hares, sheep and scuttling pheasants for the first time. She’s a curious soul so any opportunity to see what lay over a wall… was seized with relish lol

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Fantastic countryside in this area, lush fields, beautiful variation in both the low lying vegetation and the forests of tall commanding Oak, Beech and Horse Chestnut trees overhead.

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I can’t believe it was shorts and Tee shirt warm too ! A treasured late summers day.

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With a dog, (who looks a little fox like from a distance) it was hard to go unnoticed wherever we ambled

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We passed some well tended allotments, that were almost post-card perfect. I couldn’t resist snapping these marrows and wheelbarrow.

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Some local stone mason has created beautiful markers for the Wye Way. I loved this walking chap with his cap on. Humour in stone, what a great idea to preserve laughter in this way.

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The banks of the river were ablaze with trees that were slowly starting to change their hue and with the sun stretching through their canopies, the whole place looked awash with colour.

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I think Boo adored her days in the countryside with all the new smells and sounds. The only downside was that the campsite was near enough to a motorway which didn’t appear to quieten down throughout the entire evening ! With the rattling wind on the tent and the cold evening breeze, I don’t think she got a great deal of sleep that evening. Then the next day, she got stung simultaneously by two wasps. How or why they felt provoked into doing this I don’t know and luckily she didn’t get to bite one which could have then stung her in her mouth. After a half hour lie down and plenty of water we headed back and she had perked up a little at her first smell of rabbits : )

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Beautiful bridges.

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Again, so lucky with the weather, I felt we really we’re given the gift of two last sun kissed days. So glad we took them too !

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This was Boo for most of the following day, time out, doggie dreams and Zzzzzzzzz’s and perhaps me too !

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 6, 2014 3:08 pm

    Wonderful, Craig. Beautiful photos, peaceful. I’m never disappointed with what you feature on your blog. Happy Autumn!

  2. October 6, 2014 3:10 pm

    Thanks Joy, great to hear. Happy Fall to you too.

  3. Claire permalink
    October 7, 2014 2:58 pm

    Your bravery was rewarded! 🙂

    • October 7, 2014 3:10 pm

      A nice way of looking at it Claire. It was indeed rewarded. : )

  4. Melanie Parker permalink
    October 7, 2014 6:33 pm

    …and in addition to my FB comments that you always spot beautiful things that most of us would miss, I also loved your dialogue about not being able to go unnoticed….with the cows and the sheep photos…..the beasts are watching you 😉 and dear Boo, she is so photogenic, you capture her so well

    • October 7, 2014 10:23 pm

      Thanks Mel, much appreciated comments. Lovely to hear that these posts are so well received.

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