We had a wonderful weekend!
On Saturday I wanted to go a bit further a field than we usually do and so we packed the car up and all four of us headed North. B wanted to show me the beach at Bettyhill so off we went on a 230 mile round trip. Although we live near Inverness, it may shock some of you that to get to the Northern coast it is still about 2 and a half hours by car. It was a bit of dreery day but as you’ve guessed from previous posts, the worse the weather the more I love it! So off we went. We picked up some lunch in a small town so we could have a picnic which ended up just being in the car but the views were fab.
We made a few stops on the way up to make sure the boys were happy. One of the places we stopped at was just magnificent. We saw a little track leading off from the road so thought we’d stop and give the boys a quick walk which turned into a longer walk. As we came through the tree line the ground opened up and we felt hundreds of miles from anyone.
It was breathtaking really. And silent except for the wind blowing. I could’ve spent days sitting there.
As you can see, the boys thought it was pretty good too. Some good running about and massive leaps from Zephy. After this we headed back to the car and continued our journey.
The beach was gorgeous. The only people there were some surfers taking in the waves. Zeph must’ve thought the soft sand was snow as he kept burying his face in it and digging and then running in circles. He makes me laugh!
Absolutely love the picture above. I think I’ll get it framed, only thing is I wish I could take that bloody halter off but his happy face says it all. They had a wonderful time and slept most of the way home.
On Sunday I left B and Zephy behind and Echo and I went off to make a new friend. My new boss, W, was up for a long walk and we had originally set off with the intention of doing 12.5 miles…we managed 8 and stopped at a pub. Thankfully her wife came to the rescue and drove us back to our cars! So lazy of us!
Anyway, W brought along one of her three dogs, Oscar. He is a very sweet golden retriever and Echo and him had a great time running about together on our walk. We found a track that lead from Dufftown to Aberlour and is off road for all of the walk bar about 1 mile at most.
There were cows…
A very Scottish walk for any visitors!
And of course there was mud…lots of mud:
Thankfully, there was also a stream and both dogs had a good dip before we headed to the pub for some food!
8 miles wasn’t bad and wee Echo was suitably tired out so although it wasn’t our intended distance, it did the job:
I think we are getting quite good at this free time and weekends thing!! Loving it!