My friends and I decided to walk our dogs in Seaton Country Park; it was mild, dry and seemed a better destination than Bodmin Moor (quite bleak and windy) or Colliford Lake (windswept and quite muddy underfoot in parts). We were very happy to amble along the level pathway that meanders through the lush greenery . . . . . .
BUT . . . . we came upon one of the ponds where several men in canoes were clearing the excess of Waterlilies that had spread all across the surface - and all three dogs decided that needed investigating.
Thank goodness the men were just getting out of their canoes and climbing on to dry land so that when our three intrepid explorers leapt into the pond, they didn't overturn the canoes and give the men a dunking! Despite calling (yelling), our beloved animals managed to get thoroughly wet and muddy in the churned up water.
This is 'Goldie' - the other two ran out of camera range.
On the way back, all three were encouraged into the river (some needed a gentle push with a shoe-toe) in order to get cleaned up. They emerged refreshed, wet but clean!
So we continued on to enjoy our lunch in a (very) quiet restaurant -
A pint of Doom Bar, a cappuccino and a white coffee went down very well indeed.