Lay of the Land

We’ve been here over four years and there are still places we haven’t explored.
I should have taken the camera today, but our intention was only to walk to the clubhouse and back so apart from the sea on one side and the inland wind turbines on the other, there isn’t actually a lot to see.
The Post : Dec 2017
Turbines: May 2018

Except we went exploring.
There’s a ‘drain’ or grift opposite the clubhouse, and we have often looked across and longingly thought of the boat. Apparently the swans breed here (mental note for the summer) and we could see a fair few ducks on the water today. We have walked a little way up the lane with a friend as the back road leads to his back garden, but there is no throughfare for walkers.

We passed the property with the chickens and goats, the latter of which were very curious to watch us but not approach the fence, and decided to walk on down to the bridge we could see in the distance.
It was a really pleasant walk, no traffic or people, and even better, no dog poo!
We both thought of a new pup and bringing him/her here for off lead training.
The path is between two waterways but there are steep banks so we’d have to be careful if Puppy is a water baby. We shall see when the time comes having tested them out on the beach first!
There are also caravan sites and park homes on either side, but neither accessible from the path because of the water.
When we got to the bridge, we couldn’t go any further due to gates on the other side blocking the path which entered a caravan park. Having seen two or three little piles of doggy poo a little way back, we believe that residents walk their dogs until they’ve done the business and then turn round.

As we began to retrace our steps, we saw a lake in the other residential park and a heron standing in the middle of the water. Thinking it was a realistic model, we were pleasantly surprised when it moved, so now we know where he lives as we have seen one flying over the estate a few times. It reminded me of the herons on the marina, one of which Maggie came nose to beak with and neither would give an inch.
Once home, Hubby plotted our route and we’ve walked almost two miles today.
Here is somewhere safe to take Puppy to explore and sniff to their heart’s content.

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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9 Responses to Lay of the Land

  1. Carol anne says:

    what a nice walk you had! It sounds lovely! ❤

  2. I have read and reread this post…have you found a puppy you would like? I don’t know if you would mention it or maybe in an email (stinewriting@gmail.com) but I would love to know where exactly you live so I can look it up on a map. I have never been to the UK and the pictures you post are so beautiful. I am so curious to see what it looks like there. Sounds sort of creepy now that I am writing it! Lol. I just don’t like to put my exact location in my blog posts.
    Anyhow, beautiful area. Isn’t always the case that you don’t have the camera when you should? Have a wonderful day.

  3. It sounds like a really soothing place for a walk.

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