Run for the Hills!

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.

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View from the Malverns going up 14 Feb 2016

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.

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the circle didn’t come out very well on this copy

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Whadaya mean, Come?

I took some photos from the pathway while I waited below.

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View from the Malverns

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View other side from Malverns

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Malvern Clouds

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.

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I Sphinx, therefore I am

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Me-sphinx this is my good side

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!

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Run for the Hills!

  1. colinandray says:

    I loved the Malvern Hills. Having an aunt (my Mum’s older sister) living in Fladbury, that whole area (Vale of Evesham etc) is idyllic for country lovers. Such fond memories of the 60’s! 🙂

    • It is beautiful. We’ve only seen Fladbury from the river (it’s where Hubby fell in the lock on the way back from Stratford on our first trip there) and the wildlife is fantastic.

  2. Looks like a wonderful day in a beautiful place (and far less snowy than here!).

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