Or at least drive to them.
With the sun out and the wind having dropped, it appears that a lot of people had the same idea this afternoon.
Over breakfast this morning, we invited our friends to join us on a drive out to the Malverns where we could walk the dogs.
Hubby knows the area well, and we were lucky in finding a parking space in the second place we tried.
The walk is quite straight forward in the beginning, and it was lovely to walk out in the fresh air. The dogs were sniffing contentedly off lead, and the view was fabulous.
We met up with a lot of walkers and dog owners, and not a growl or cross word from any of them (nor the dogs!) .
Unfortunately, my knee started to play up and I knew that I’d be in trouble trying to reach the bench close to the top (see double circle). Tuppy was excited and not in the least bit intimidated by the long climb, but Maggie decided to stay with me at first. She did go to Hubby in the end, though not anywhere near the speed of a couple of years ago.
I took some photos from the pathway while I waited below.
The clouds in the above picture reminded me of pleated cotton wool, like some kind of fluffy stepping stone stairway over the blue.
I also took a couple of shots of Maggie too.
From the angle and the way the light has caught her fur in the one below, she looks a little thin, but the second picture is much better even if I couldn’t get her attention.
There is a roadside cafe close to one of the car parks, so we stopped there for a cup of tea on the way home, getting back to the marina just before 3pm.
It’s been a lovely day, good food and good company, and no doubt four adults and two mutts will all sleep soundly tonight!