We arrived at a beautiful site nestled in the Northumberland hills by Hadrian’s Wall (http://www.hadrianswallcampsite.co.uk). There were ducks wandering around, chickens in their pen, and sheep with lambs. It was very exciting. Scratchy even came out to investigate, but spent most of the time hiding in the daffodils.
We couldn’t contain ourselves and went straight out for an evening stroll along the wall and it was really impressive. This is looking west into the sun!
This was from the southern side of the wall. There were ditches and forts and military roads, quite amazing to see it all as you looked out across the landscape.
On Tuesday it was a bit of a chores day, shopping, cooking, baking, but then we went for a run along the wall, which was nice, but daddy got bad blisters using his new fivefingers. He wasn’t sure on them when they arrived as they were nothing like mummy’s new ones, but apparently the same model, so I don’t think he’s very happy with Sport Pursuit this time. Scratchy decided he would spend the day sunbathing in the long grass!
This is a very bad picture of one of the rabbits that kept visiting us, our pitch must’ve been very tasty!
Here is Scratchy sunbathing yet again! He really liked this site!
On Wednesday evening, we went for a lovely long walk along the wall and then across farmland back to the campsite. It was a very long walk and ended with some boggy patches but it was great fun. This is looking west….into the sun!
This is looking east…..much easier to see the picture!
On Thursday we had a BBQ and tried mummy’s homemade veggie burgers that she had made the other day, but they weren’t the best. Good job there were stuffed mushrooms and kebabs to go with them!
And there was a lovely sunset reflecting off of Pebbles, to go with our BBQ
So Friday the 13th brought miserable weather, so Scratchy was sulking inside
On Saturday daddy decided to take us on a walk to try a bit of the Pennine Way. We drove to Garrigill and walked out to Cross Fell on the Pennine Way and then looped back round on the bridle path around Shake Holes. It was a bit hard to follow the bridle path so luckily daddy map read us back. It wasn’t far before we rejoined the Pennine way anyway, but it just made the walk more circular. On the way we saw this lovely waterfall.
and at the top there was this lovely shelter. When we got home, daddy looked up our route and it turned out it was 15 miles and Cross Fell is one of the highlights of the Pennine Way.
Scratchy decided to give daddy a cuddle when we got home to help him recover from the long walk!
In the evening, the hand reared lambs, Boris & Dave, (not political – Boris was named after his mum Doris, who died along with their triplet, and Dave was named by a seven year old who wanted to name him after the Minions!), were walking down to bed with their bottles, so mummy went running out to see them and she bottle fed Dave. She was so excited. We were excited too so we barked a lot at the window!
Then there was another magical sunset, so we went running out to see it over the hills
On Sunday, we had a lazy morning so that Scratchy could have some time outside, and so we could recover from our long walk.
Then we decided to go for a drive, and went to say hello to Scotland!
On the way back we went to Kielder Water and drove the forest Drive from just south of the border on the A68, across to Kielder, it was very nice, but a bit rough so we got the car even dirtier with dust we kicked up. We were very surprised to see goats in the forest. Then we went home and both mummy and daddy fed the lambs!
On Monday we had a bit of a fright as Scratchy had escaped from his harness, but he had only gone over to the bushes, so panic over. We also went for a run but mummy had a bad back so we didn’t do very well. It is very hilly on Hadrian’s wall, so we tend to run up the hills and carefully make our way down the other side! Tuesday was washing day, whilst daddy worked, but then daddy seemed to get stressed so we took him out shopping, lucky daddy, and then we tried to go to Vindolanda but dogs weren’t allowed in, so we went to Homesteads instead, but that was closing, so we just walked on the only part of Hadrian’s Wall you are still allowed to walk on.
This was the view down from the wall
We still hadn’t managed to get to Sycamore Gap on foot, and as today was our last chance, mummy just grabbed a pic from the car as we drove past, as it was so pretty
So now it’s Wednesday and we are all packed up. Rumour has it we are off to see some very special people…..until next time, Love & Licks, Rosie xxxx