My two youngest grandchildren were full of energy as usual, so along with Benji we walked and explored on Bodmin Moor. The children enjoyed climbing and jumping on the grassy slopes and the rocks, while Benji was fascinated by all the small white, furry animals that were so like him!
A long disused Engine house.
An opening that had to be explored by children and dog alike.
Of course, we had to make the usual hooting noises as we passed through this tunnel!
|I do believe he's a little bit slimmer than he was a month ago. It must be all the walking he's doing.|
Last Saturday, I met with a fellow blogger - Mary of 'Trundling Through Life'.
She was down in Cornwall for a short time and we arranged to meet at the dog-friendly Visitors' cafe near the main car park at Lanhydrock, as I would have Benji with me.
Hmmmm . not quite as dog-friendly as we'd hoped. Mary left her trundle truck outside and using a walking stick she accompanied me into the cafe and sat at a table, but then we were told that dogs can't enter the cafe. So out we had to go, to the verandah. Luckily the sun was shining but there was quite a cold breeze blowing around while we ate our Cream Tea and drank our coffee. I realised that I won't be able to go again as if I have Benji with me, I can't even buy a coffee.
However, we enjoyed all the beautiful colours of Lanhydrock Estate, especially the Rhododendrons and the Bluebells, masses of them.
Two days later, Benji and I were walking the coastal path at Hannafore, which overlooks Looe and St. George's Island, just off the coast.
Lots of photos, for which I make no apology - they are especially for one of my sons who works in Afghanistan and so misses his beloved Cornwall. I'm sure he'll recognise all these areas and he can picture himself walking there again.
He hasn't met Benji yet either, so enjoy, David!
A Benji tail just disappearing around the next bend; this exploring lark is exciting!
So - where to next? Watch this space!