Well because I didn’t have a signal in Scotland and I’m only writing my trip up now I have forgotten a lot of the sequence. We were on Loch Lochie and Loch Ouch, then Loch Ness. Wild camping along the way. On the Wednesday we left early to paddle as much of Loch Ness as we could as very bad weather was coming in, with strong gusts and headwinds. We ended up paddling 18 miles that day, nearly the whole length of Loch Ness! That left a lovely run down the last part of the Caledonian Canal to finish. We had glorious weather and light tail winds and sailed down the rest of Loch Ness. Check out Keswick Canoe Bushcraft for more photos. Hope you like my few. In London again with Ella and the other Pebbles. Love E x
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Had no signal in Scotland so only starting my Scotland blog now. Had the most fantastic trip paddling Canadian canoe and wild camping with Paul and Shaun from Keswick Canoe Bushcraft. Here is where we began, Neptune’s Staircase at the start of the Caledonian Canal in Fort William. As you can see it was a very dark and wet day and we were rained and poured on for the whole day and night. You can just see the snow dusted top of Ben Nevis poking up behind the mountains. A very wet start to our journey and we all hoped the weather would improve. The forecast was not good and it’s not too pleasant putting up tent/tarps and camp in pouring rain but that is part of the challenge and adventure. So that was our first day and night. Next instalment soon.
Love E x
Finish this morning with the lovely and delicious Ella and the other Pebbles. Then we leave to travel to Scotland. We are doing a bit of Canoeing and bushcraft camping with Paul and Claire from Keswick Canoe Bushcraft. We leave Fort William, paddle up the Caledonian Canal, across Loch Ness and finish in Inverness next Friday. Don’t think the weather is going to as nice up there as it will be in the south. Looks like lots of rain. Oh dear! Never mind it will be a fantastic experience. I will take pictures for my blog so you can see, I know many of you like to see what we are up to. Speak soon
Love E x
Oh my stars. We have been hunting high and low for ‘Piggy’ Ella the Labrador’s absolute favorite toy. After searching the garden and kitchen, gave up and sat down to watch the Amlin Challenge Cup rugby semi final (Leinster and Munster both playing today. Good luck guys) and she found him under the sofa. Nearly got herself stuck there too. Now i have the joys of the highly amusing grunting sounds that Piggy makes while Ella is playing with him. It’s just hilarious, iI wish you could hear it. Never mind you can gave a look instead. Love E x
Here we all are at our next job with Ella the Labrador and another Pebbles! We have never met another Pebbles cat. They are both utterly adorable. Short job this time only here until Sunday night but we are back again next weekend. Lovely walks by the river and looks like today is going to be gorgeous, blue skies and sunshine. I think we will go out now in case it all changes. Lots love E x
Looking after two darling creatures. Yesterday one was lying down in field and all these jackdaws were hopping up to her and pecking her. I went over to check in case she had a wound or something and when I got close I saw half a dozen or so of them take off with beaks full of donkey hair! They were taking it for their nests, cheeky monkeys! Otherwise very quiet and restful here just popping over to give them treats and clean out stables etc. what a divine job. Love E x
Here they are. Have you got a treat for us in your pocket?
What a wonderful sight to see this morning while travelling across the Dorking roundabout. There is a huge cockerel there and he is wearing a truly magnificent Easter Bonnet. Talk about bringing a smile to your face. Well done who ever thought of it and whoever had to climb up there to put it on his head! Love E x
Here I am with 2 little Jack Russell Crosses, just an overnight job on edge of London. Their owners are getting married today so I’m looking after these two utterly delightful little dogs. The men all looked very grand heading off in their kilts and wedding finery this morning. I won’t meet the bride until tomorrow when they return. Love E x
Very efficiently put clocks forward last night instead of tomorrow. My goodness not just plots lost but marbles too! Love E x
Here she is. The gorgeous Good Golly Miss Molly. So delighted the revolting practice of docking dogs tails now stopped. Just wonderful to see a tail on this gorgeous creature. Yummy scummy. Love E x