Dead Sheep

Only Obi and The Rug slept outside and were soon joined by the masses from within the van. There was little wind but I took my coat which was a good move. I had only a fleece the previous morning on both walks.

The dead sheep is still dead but there is a lot less of it as it’s been nibbled by any carnivore in the vicinity, unsurprisingly.… Read the rest

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Windless

Up even earlier today, well before the alarm as I was putting on my shoes when it went off. The sky was dark and cloudy, there were few stars and the moon won’t be around for a while. The eight dogs scattered before me so I could see only the lights in the darkness. There was no one parked in the beach car park as far as I knew although Oskar barked at something and I never found out what it was.… Read the rest

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Spring Is Springing

The sound of the sea to my left announced a strong easterly wind pushing the sea up Alonáki Beach. I rose from my slumber position and pulled on some clothes. Dogs congregated next to the door. The largest, brownest one was making pathetic whining noises as she’s impatient.

Unusually, there was reasonable order as I applied collars with flashing lights to a succession of dogs.… Read the rest

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Tennis Balls

My brain is confused due to the hour change so I was awake long before the alarm went off. We were out a little earlier than recently since sunrise is around a minute sooner each day so we can start the day a little earlier each week.

I had my coat undone much of the time as it was a mild but cloudy morning with little wind and definitely no stars or moon.… Read the rest

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Hour +1

There was a little lie-in even though there was an hour lost. Our walk was pleasant and without incident. The moon shone, the stars twinkled and it wasn’t dark for too long. Now that the hour has changed, we can start to make more backwards progress, if such a thing exists. Before the change, we were up early because it was becoming lighter but it was rather too early.… Read the rest

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Royal Visit

Moving towards the hour change tomorrow we were up ten minutes earlier so there is only five minutes difference to the upcoming change for tomorrow.

The morning was mild and clear with moonlight and a good array of stars. Nevertheless, we still walked briskly over the rocks and back down to the river where only the bigger dogs crossed over.… Read the rest

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Independence Day Holiday

There was no wind in the night and still none in the morning. I even considered going out without a coat but was pleased that I didn’t. My gloves remained in my pocket but my hands didn’t for much of the time. The moon was bright and so were the stars as the sky was clear and mostly cloudless.… Read the rest

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Nocturnal Departure

The Rug was outside with Obi when I went to bed but nowhere to be seen in the morning. The field gate was left open after the Evening Stroll mainly because it was raining and I couldn’t be bothered to wait until the dogs came in. The gate to the SDC was open so there was nothing to prevent an easy exit from within.… Read the rest

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More Weather!

Heavier rain bashed the metal roof at silly O’Clock so I went back to sleep in the hope it might stop. The forecast was 90% convinced 10mm would fall before seven so I hung on and performed some useful activities with the aid of my phone. I eventually got up once it was apparent no significant rain would fall.… Read the rest

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Gentle patter of rain on the roof so no getting up right then. The rain was accompanied by wind and dark. The combination was too overwhelming and I was making up for an earlier disturbance around 23:55 when a large black and brown dog appeared outside the field gate causing me to quit my pit to don a coat and scuttle out to let her in.… Read the rest

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Equinox + 1

Rain delayed play a couple of times with a late start and then a pause midway where we came back to the van and I used the opportunity to feed the cats. We continued in broad daylight under fine rain to the river and thence to the Promontory under a mixture of rainbows and sunshine with grey clouds lurking above.… Read the rest

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Nocturnal Incontinence

I woke up feeling soggy as my HWB had sprung a leak during the night. It was nice and hot when I went to sleep but I must have rolled over onto it during the night and caused it to leak. My bed was due for a change anyway…

With the wind and the cold together with the Sundayness of it all, we stayed inside until later and got up when it started to get light.… Read the rest

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Early Visitor

Fido and Charlie needed to pee at 03:55 which is as good a time as any. I let them out with strict instructions to be quick which they were. Only when Charlie was on his way back in did I hear a single bark from the field gate signifying the arrival of The Rug. I quickly rushed out to let her in as it was only around 7ºC.… Read the rest

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Windy!

Windier than yesterday first thing in the morning. The alarm has moved to 04:45 so it was quite dark as I looked out across the field. The moon was higher in the sky so I didn’t use my torch much even though clouds were filtering the moonlight. It was not too warm but I was aware it would become cooler as the day progressed.… Read the rest

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Fewer Cats

We were back from the Early Walk by 06:40 as I’m getting geared up for the time-change at the end of the month. A large, fluffy dog was waiting outside the gate which joined in for two walks. Her owner received a text announcing her presence so he came promptly to collect her.

The actual walks were a repeat of the past few days although more joyous for both Isabella and The Rug.… Read the rest

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I woke up a bit early for some reason so I was putting on my shoes when the alarm went off and out soon after. I wanted to go shopping so it was good to get ahead on the day.

The moon is almost full so was above the western horizon as we walked up the Promontory.… Read the rest

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What A Gas!

A slight tardiness resulted in a delayed departure as it took a little while to extract myself and then harness the dogs: Isabella had plenty of bounce despite walking the evening before. It’s not easy to get the others collars on with her fidgeting around.

The forecast warned of extensive cloudiness which was mostly to the west.… Read the rest

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Shades Of Red

Slightly different shades of red but we’re a bit light on green…

As we strode towards the Promontory I could see Venus and an abundance of stars but it was still cold! I have many different layers and also a neck warmer pulled up over my face. For speed and simplicity, we took the road towards the river again and back again.… Read the rest

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Very Lazy SUNday

Sunday morning, bright and early out in the cold and darkness but no rain and little wind. Venus was a little watery as were some of the stars but the full moon will soon be upon us which will be welcome on clear mornings. The sun is rising at 06:37 tomorrow which is about the time we’ll be heading back to the camping.… Read the rest

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One Of Those Days…

A light pattering on the roof signalled the arrival of rain much earlier than expected. It continued for some while so I was able to perform my morning mental workouts from the comfort of my boudoir. Fido decided he needed a pee but he returned quickly a little damp around the edges. The others appeared to be utterly disinterested with the prospect of venturing outside in the cold, wind and rain for some obscure reason.… Read the rest

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Chilly!

The minimum temperature dropped to 7.1ºC at 01:20 but I had a fleecy blanket over my duvet so it didn’t concern me until morning. I had to pop outside briefly at 04:30 which was a bit of a shock to the system as then it was a heady 7.4ºC with a feels like of 4.9ºC. I didn’t hang about and didn’t consider bothering to go back to sleep.… Read the rest

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I was awake at 04:30 but wasn’t vaguely inclined to get up. The alarm went off at 04:55 so I studied the forecast to discover rain was predicted for the next couple of hours. None was falling so I thought I’d wait until 05:15 before making a decision. Still none fell so I procrastinated a little more just in case.… Read the rest

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Wonky Weather

Isabella needed to stretch her legs at 04:45 so I didn’t see the point in going back to bed. She took Skinny to play with once she’d completed the original operation to her satisfaction. I contented myself with getting dressed and ready for the Early Walk.

I was aware it wouldn’t be too warm since there was no time during the night when I felt even vaguely overheated.… Read the rest

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Crazy Dog!

Today’s alarm was at 04:55 so now the lays of loafing around in bed half the day are over. We shall only be getting up earlier from here on. Consequently, we were out of the gate at 05:15 heading towards a watery Venus to the east. There were plenty of stars due to a mostly-clear sky but still some clouds to the east over the horizon.… Read the rest

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Clean Monday

I was putting on my socks when the alarm went off so we had a good start on the day. It seemed quite dark to begin with but I was able to see most of the dogs fairly early on and it was quite light by the time we returned to the Promontory. We completed our second tour, admired the view and returned to the van well before seven.… Read the rest

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A quick look at WU indicated a 60% possibility of some moisture but with no indication of quantity so we persevered. It was much lighter than the previous day for two reasons. Firstly, it was around fifteen minutes later and also the sky was a lot clearer. There was still extensive cloud but not of the imminently threatening variety.… Read the rest

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Holiday Weekend

There was not quite the same will to get up and out this morning. It was another dark morning with a few stars but plenty of clouds particularly to the west. The wind was mostly northerly until it changed to the east and freshened later in the day.

The Early Walk was unremarkable but enjoyable. We were back at the van before seven which left me plenty of time to feed the cats, drink some tea and rearrange my brain before taking Isabella who wasn’t that up for rushing around this morning.… Read the rest

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Another New Static

I was getting dressed as the alarm sounded so we were out the gate and on our way before 05:30. It seemed really dark even though some stars were visible. The moon will not be with us for a while.

We were at the river by 06:05 but dawdled a little later on top of the rocks to admire the view and take in the morning.… Read the rest

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Five New Teeth

I didn’t expect to hear the sound of rain so wasn’t disappointed as none was falling. There were plenty of dark clouds and I had a suspicion there would be some rain before long. The Early Walk was dry and lively as we left a little later and I was feeling in a brisk mood.

With the previous days’ rain, the river shows no sign of disappearing and was running fast and wide.… Read the rest

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Horrid, Horrid, Horrid!

I listened for the sound of rain on the roof as I lay in bed but there was none. The forecast predicted with 100% certainty there would be rain between five and six. At 05:30 there was still none although I could see some drops blowing in the wind in the reception camera. At 05:45 the rain started to fall gently and settled down to more serious effort at six.… Read the rest

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Grey and Wet

Richard Briars murdered the four school fiends in Midsomer Murders. They inadvertently hung his illegitimate son during an initiation ceremony when they were schoolboys. John Nettles worked it out but the culprit got away and jumped from his church roof.

After a brief consultation with Weather Underground, I decided it worth taking the risk to go out for a walk.… Read the rest

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