Month: April 2022

  • I was watching the first part of Miss Marple and fell asleep so decided it was time to go to bed. Sascha had a sleep-over with the Swiss/German daughter/father combination in Z3. They stayed only one night so have left this morning. They said Sascha behaved extremely well when they went into Paleochora and lay…

  • London Buses

    The dogs were active so we went out a little earlier to a warm but cloudy morning. Only Venus and Jupiter were visible but not the moon. Our walk was quite brisk but uneventful so we were back at the camping by 07:40 for me to wash up from the previous night and exercise my…

  • Slightly busy

    I was awake so we were up and out early so back by 06:35. The sky was clear but the moon was nowhere to be seen as it’s getting very lazy at this time of the month. When it eventually put in an appearance, it was extremely thin and didn’t hang around for long. I…

  • Indefatigable

    I was awake at 04:40 so I thought I may as well get up as the dogs were moving around. After I’d put on their collars, I could see Sascha hanging on the wire of her enclosure so I released the others and let her follow them out. I spent a little time tripping over…

  • RIP Fluffy Pussy

    I went out with six dogs for the initial walk although Sascha was hanging on the wire wanting to come but I felt it might be a little far and I wasn’t sure how the others would respond. The walk went according to plan and we were back in good time for me to feed…

  • All Quiet

    I fell asleep whilst watching the TV so went to bed as it was nearly ten. Neither Skinny nor Fido wanted to go out. Probably as both had been out at bedtime. Once the dogs were ready, we set off across the field under a clear sky with all four planets conveniently arranged for my…

  • Easter Sunday

    I successfully sidestepped the Saturday night festivities so was in bed at a reasonable time. Skinny wanted a walk at 04:00 but I managed to get back to sleep after his excursion to rise again at 05:00. We were out on a clear morning under a star-studded sky with a few planets thrown in for…

  • Easter Arrivals

    Skinny, who was sleeping below me on the ledge over the engine needed to go out so I called it a night and we all got up. A motorhome and car littered the car park and we discovered the tent on the second pass. The dogs’ flashing lights probably made pretty patterns on the tent…

  • Charlie and Millie Reunited

    The sound of the sea from the east filed gently through my brain as I became conscious. It was around 05:20 by the time we crossed the field with Skinny and Isabella leading the charge into the darkness. Fortunately, there was only light cloud to the east so dawn began to take over from the…

  • Early Up

    Up a little earlier as, on a clear day, it’s quite light in the mornings. The alarm is now set for 04:55. There were no hairy surprises waiting outside the gate as The Rug was collected by her owner the previous evening. The four planets, in descending order: Saturn, Mars, Venus and Jupiter were almost…

  • One Day Older

    Stone sculptures in the lagoon before it rained. With no rain or wind, the day got off to a great start. I put collars on dogs and let them outside and thence to the field gate where, sitting quietly, there was a large, fluffy German Shepherd. Strangely, she’d not made a sound and the other…

  • 67

    Rain pattered on the roof as I awoke on my birthday so I set a thirty-minute timer and went back to sleep. The rain had stopped and the dogs wanted to go out so up we got. There were still some interesting clouds but the big black ones had already passed so were annoying the…

  • On His Way

    Charlie will have arrived in Piraeus early today to continue his journey to Patras and then on to Italy. He’s getting nearer to Leicester by the minute. The morning was still and the angry sea from the day before was a thing of the past. We crossed the rocks and the causeway without difficulty under…

  • Happy Easter!

    I didn’t rush out as it was Sunday and it was very windy. I could hear the sound of the sea to the east so knew where the wind was coming from and how strong it was. The sky was cloudy, the moon was mostly invisible and only Venus poked her nose through the clouds…

  • A little lie-in meant we were out after 05:30 to a cloudy, slightly unappealing and windy morning. The moon was struggling between the clouds and only Venus was visible for much of the time. Otherwise, our walk was unremarkable. Having put dogs inside and fed cats, I exercised my brain and then took Isabella and…

  • Good Friday

    It was a little later this morning as I was awake and then fell back to sleep. It was cool out but the sky was clear so I was able to see Saturn, Mars, Venus and finally Jupiter almost in a straight line. Venus was still visible after all the other planets and stars had…

  • Goodbye Charlie

    Fido and Skinny went out for a wee around four so I ended up standing around waiting for them to come in. I think I got up at five so we were out about 05:15. The moon was on its way to bed so didn’t stay with us very long. Venus was watery until she…

  • Busy Morning

    It was 04:00 when I woke up. The dogs were scratching around at 04:50 so at 04:55 I gave up, dressed and took out the dogs. Another clear sky although Venus was looking a little watery. The first inkling of dawn was 05:50 as we were walking back from the river. It was light as…

  • More Arrivals

    Lots of fidgeting from the dogs, all of whom were inside last night, even Obi! I lingered but finally got up with the alarm. It was a lovely morning; dark at first but became light quite quickly. Venus was brightly shining above the eastern horizon as well as a plethora of stars and other heavenly…

  • Manic Monday

    There was wind in the night which increased during the morning. The Early Walk was blustery and I was underdressed. My morning routine was put out of balance as Bona arrived to work and needed keys. In the end, partly due to the wind and partly due to time, I swapped my bike ride for…

  • I was in bed quite early as I felt tired, read for a little while before falling asleep. I woke up quite early because Luis was fidgeting around nearby. The dogs were all for getting up at 04:45 however I was not and my will prevailed. They were directed to go back to bed until…

  • More arrivals and departures

    There was no wind! Somehow, it took a long time to get the dogs ready even though they were all inside as a captive audience. It seemed to take forever to get them into their collars. Nevertheless, the walk was bracing so I wouldn’t have wanted to be wearing any less clothing. The river is…

  • Not So Busy

    It was quite windy in the night so the section of the awning tent which is disintegrating was flapping noisily in the darkness quite annoyingly. It has now been rolled up and secured and I will remove the detached lower section from the decking as it serves no useful purpose. I started to get up…

  • I needed to get going as I had two lots of washing to put in by nine so I jumped out of bed and organised the dogs. So brisk was the walk we were back by 06:45 which was great as I needed to prepare banana bread and Doggy Dinners for later. I went to…

  • Hottest Day of the Year

    The alarm was five minutes earlier today but I was already awake anyway. We managed to get out of the gate just after 05:30 and were soon on the way across the Promontory and over the rocks. I fell over a branch washed up on the shore as we walked towards the river which still…

  • Charlie had something stuck in his throat, probably from some disgusting find whilst rooting around in the dross. He was outside but the door was open so I could hear the racket as he tried vainly to clear it. No sooner was I back in bed from letting Charlie in, I heard The Rug outside…

  • Taking Shape

    Some barking from afar terminated my blissful slumbers so I was wide awake for the 05:25 alarm and we were trekking across the field to the Promontory before long. The sky was clear with stars and a planet which was probably Venus but I’m not sure. There was no wind and it wasn’t cold. I…

  • Quite a lazy sunny afternoon

    No Lie-in one week after the time change. The change has not effected me so much as in the past probably because I changed the time I got up gradually as the official change arrived. Our walk was fairly uneventful but otherwise pleasant and we were back in the camping shortly after seven for tea…

  • Another night with the door open and only The Rug outside. It was a relief there was no wind and the morning was mild. I left my coat but did wear a hat. It was warm enough. As we walked towards the river the lights of Paleochora suddenly went out except those that have backup.…

  • April Fool?

    The van door was open all evening and all night for the first time this year. Only Ruggy was outside so she may have felt more connected with only the gate separating her from the others inside. The strong wind which was buffeting us through the night continued so the sound of surf on Alonaki…