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Isla's walk in Hamsterley Forrest.

Ripsnorter
January 31st, 2008, 03:48 PM
Woke up on Wednesday morning and it wasn't blowing a gale or chucking it down, so a perfect day for a little walk I thought. :lightbulb:

Isla just setting out.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08001.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08007.jpg

Arty farty shot! :laughing: Albeit a bit blurred! :mad:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08012.jpg

Ripsnorter
January 31st, 2008, 03:50 PM
Pretending I'm not here!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08013.jpg

A couple of close ups.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08024.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08025.jpg

Ripsnorter
January 31st, 2008, 03:51 PM
Some scenery....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08017.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08026.jpg

Having a paddle! :eek:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08035.jpg

Ripsnorter
January 31st, 2008, 03:53 PM
Ooh what's up there?!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08036.jpg

Welcome to my humble abode.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08037.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08038.jpg

Ripsnorter
January 31st, 2008, 03:54 PM
And one final woodland shot.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/Ripsnorterthe2nd/Hamsterley30_1_08043.jpg

Thanks for looking. :D

Lukka'sma
January 31st, 2008, 03:54 PM
Isla is looking very pretty

That forest looks positively enchanting.
Isla is lucky to have such a place to go on walks:)

Lukka'sma
January 31st, 2008, 03:57 PM
I love the countryside photo's. Reminds of the beautiful scenery I see when I watch Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer do their real estate shows:D

breeze
January 31st, 2008, 03:59 PM
amazing photo's..... love the sceanery.. and Isla is beautiful..

phoozles
January 31st, 2008, 04:03 PM
Beautiful pics! :lovestruck:
Looks like you might have been on bath patrol after that walk! :D

Ripsnorter
January 31st, 2008, 04:30 PM
Isla is looking very pretty

That forest looks positively enchanting.
Isla is lucky to have such a place to go on walks:)
Thank you. :D She is lucky - very lucky that I didn't throttle her on the way home for puking in the back of the car! :laughing: Note to self: NEVER give a dog tripe sticks prior to travelling in a car. :rolleyes:
I love the countryside photo's. Reminds of the beautiful scenery I see when I watch Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer do their real estate shows:D
:D I love that show!
amazing photo's..... love the sceanery.. and Isla is beautiful..
Thank you. :D
Beautiful pics! :lovestruck:
Looks like you might have been on bath patrol after that walk! :D
You'd think so wouldn't you? But she seems to manage to wipe it all off in the car by the time we get home! :rolleyes:

CearaQC
January 31st, 2008, 04:35 PM
I would so love to live in the English countryside. *sigh*

Your winters over there are practically snow-less. :laughing:

Beautiful photography! And such a lovely walk.

"Welcome to my humble abode" is my favorite.

Ripsnorter
January 31st, 2008, 04:38 PM
I would so love to live in the English countryside. *sigh*

Your winters over there are practically snow-less. :laughing:

Beautiful photography! And such a lovely walk.

"Welcome to my humble abode" is my favorite.

Thank you. :D

Yes it is lovely, but I do miss the snow. Used to get loads, now get very little?!! :confused:

Remember though, snowless winters mean wet winters.

Very, very wet! :laughing:

chico2
January 31st, 2008, 05:05 PM
Beautiful!! Isla is a lucky pup to be able to run around in the woods:thumbs up
I actually rather have snow than gray rainy weather,we have no snow at the moment,it looks depressing outside.
Snow-Storm predicted for tomorrow though:pray:

growler~GateKeeper
February 1st, 2008, 01:42 AM
Isla is a regal looking pup very purrty :lovestruck: , can't imagine she would do such a thing as tossing her cookies in the car - you must be mistaken :laughing:

Love the stone ruins :lovestruck: I would love to wander around your countryside :cloud9:

CearaQC
February 1st, 2008, 07:39 AM
Thank you. :D

Yes it is lovely, but I do miss the snow. Used to get loads, now get very little?!! :confused:

Remember though, snowless winters mean wet winters.

Very, very wet! :laughing:

I used to live in an area with very little winter snow, and now I'm surrounded by the stuff. There's a commercial on TV here in Canada for winter travel to warm places, with people sitting in a car where the wiper blades are frozen to the windshield, a woman looking out a window at 430 pm and it's pitch black outside, a man shoveling snow from a path that's pretty much a tunnel because the snow piles are over his head, and every person is crying. That's how I feel at the moment. I turn into a hermit every winter and don't want to do much. Our driveway is a virtual ice skating rink after the freezing rain the other night. How I wish I could at least smell mud now. The closest I can get is to water the house plants. :laughing:

And then I keep getting to see BBC shows (How to be Gardener with Alan Titshmarsh) that someone recorded for me of gardeners talking about harvesting root vegetables "all winter." http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif

So... the mud wouldn't bother me so much, because at least you can still get around and go for walks. My poor doggies are going batty because there's not much room to exercise outside due to the huge piles of snow. Even they look at the piles and think "F:censored: that, I'm not climbing over it."

I will make it there one day, as soon as I get rich. :laughing::laughing:

More pictures please!

I'd like to see your pooch do some posing around some lovely traditional cottage gardens or sitting in front of a stately home. But I imagine those old National Trust sites don't allow dogs, eh?

ancientgirl
February 1st, 2008, 09:55 AM
What beautiful pictures. I kept thinking, wow what a wonderful forest with so many old looking structures. Then of course I noticed you live in the UK. So no wonder you have such a beautiful countryside to take pictures of with your girl.

Frenchy
February 1st, 2008, 12:48 PM
Oh wow ! Those trails are so dreamy ! lucky Isla , right in her element :thumbs up she's a beauty :lovestruck:

Ripsnorter
February 2nd, 2008, 04:33 PM
Isla is a regal looking pup very purrty, can't imagine she would do such a thing as tossing her cookies in the car - you must be mistaken :laughing:

Love the stone ruins I would love to wander around your countryside :cloud9:
Thank you. :D

I sooo wish I was mistaken - my car is beginning to smell like dog breath these days! :laughing:
I used to live in an area with very little winter snow, and now I'm surrounded by the stuff. There's a commercial on TV here in Canada for winter travel to warm places, with people sitting in a car where the wiper blades are frozen to the windshield, a woman looking out a window at 430 pm and it's pitch black outside, a man shoveling snow from a path that's pretty much a tunnel because the snow piles are over his head, and every person is crying. That's how I feel at the moment. I turn into a hermit every winter and don't want to do much. Our driveway is a virtual ice skating rink after the freezing rain the other night. How I wish I could at least smell mud now. The closest I can get is to water the house plants.

And then I keep getting to see BBC shows (How to be Gardener with Alan Titshmarsh) that someone recorded for me of gardeners talking about harvesting root vegetables "all winter."
So... the mud wouldn't bother me so much, because at least you can still get around and go for walks. My poor doggies are going batty because there's not much room to exercise outside due to the huge piles of snow. Even they look at the piles and think "F:censored: that, I'm not climbing over it."

I will make it there one day, as soon as I get rich. :laughing:

More pictures please!

I'd like to see your pooch do some posing around some lovely traditional cottage gardens or sitting in front of a stately home. But I imagine those old National Trust sites don't allow dogs, eh?
I suppose it's just what you're used to isn't it? Or perhaps what you miss? Here we've had wall to wall mud for about 8-9 months. Summer didn't happen here last year, a lot of places got flooded. So we had mud in the late Spring - Summer, dryish Autumn and then more mud this Winter, where everyone's been re-flooded! :confused: I think the best thing about having a dog here is that they can be off lead pretty much anywhere (trouble is that means they get more muddy!), unless specified otherwise. Which doesn't happen very often! :cool:

Hmmm country cottages, will have to think about that one! Stately home shouldn't be a problem though, dogs are allowed at the majority of National Trust sites, just have to be onlead and obviously can't actually go in! :laughing:

What beautiful pictures. I kept thinking, wow what a wonderful forest with so many old looking structures. Then of course I noticed you live in the UK. So no wonder you have such a beautiful countryside to take pictures of with your girl.

Oh wow ! Those trails are so dreamy ! lucky Isla , right in her element :thumbs up she's a beauty :lovestruck:
Thank you very much both of you. :)

JanM
February 2nd, 2008, 05:07 PM
What a beautiful area! Made more beautiful, of course, with Isla to grace the landscape :D

rainbow
February 3rd, 2008, 02:13 AM
Great pics and Isla is gorgeous. :lovestruck: I especially love the "welcome to my humble abode" pic. :cloud9:



But she seems to manage to wipe it all off in the car by the time we get home! :rolleyes:

Hope you have seat covers. :D




Remember though, snowless winters mean wet winters.

Very, very wet! :laughing:

But you don't have to shovel it. :D

Ripsnorter
February 3rd, 2008, 10:09 AM
What a beautiful area! Made more beautiful, of course, with Isla to grace the landscape :D
Thank you. :D
Great pics and Isla is gorgeous. :lovestruck: I especially love the "welcome to my humble abode" pic. :cloud9:




Hope you have seat covers. :D





But you don't have to shovel it. :D
I did have seat covers, but they're in the wash after the previous barfing incident!

True, I don't have to shovel snow all winter, but I do spend most of the winter on my hands and knees trying to scrub the mud out of the carpets, my clothes, the car, my quilt................. :yell::laughing: