Arches

This weekend we went for a nice slow trundle along the arches. The family had come up on the Saturday and my buddy Joe was there too! I was so tired all of Saturday all I needed was a little walk on Sunday. DSC_0234It was later in the day so the sun was setting and and people must have been inside eating their Sunday dinner because we didn’t meet anyone. (Ours was still being cooked). We went across both rivers and walked past the pub, and on toward the arches.

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We would have stopped at the pub but we were going home to our tea, so we stayed away.

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We went past the funky waterfall thing (my person said it is called a weir and stops the river from flooding the town). I don’t particularly like being near it, it makes a horrible wooshy, crashy noise, which is really loud and scary. But we don’t linger long, so it is okay.

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We get as far as they arches and they are huge! The trains go across them and I used to be a bit scared but now they aren’t too bad. I guess I go used to them. Trains are still scary though, the big rumbly metal things.

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Still we go along the walk and keep walking till we get to a dog training area. My people and I used this area to teach me to be off lead. It was a nice place and I wanted to go back and have a look, but I wasn’t allowed as someone was using it and I would have distracted the other doggy there.

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So instead I had a sniff around at the leaves, I found something really smelly, though I don’t know what it was it was nice. I stayed there for about 5 minutes before I wanted to carry on walking.

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We trundled back home, keeping the pace nice and slow. It was only a little adventure, though it was a nice one.

Hopefully this weekend we can go on a bigger adventure!

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Hunts Lock

Close to my home is the River Weaver, the River Dane and the canal. My everyday walk consists of walking along side them meeting my friends along the way! We start off in a scrub land area which is left to its own devices. It is wildlife friendly so that the bees and birds can live there happily. It makes for a good walk full of interesting smells, and places to play.

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We had to be a little careful at one point as the grass hid where the land and river met, I didn’t fancy falling in and my person is too big for me to pull out so I decided to take it slowly so she was safe.

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We continue on the trail, and in the most embarrassing  fashion, I have to be lifted over a stile. but that means we have reached the field.

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It is looking a bit yellow at the moment but this bit is looked after by someone and was nice and short for me to run  around on and play with my squeaky ball. Then it is on towards the locks.

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Boats come through the lock regularly and I love to sit and watch them go up and down, so that they can get to different parts of the river. I don’t like it when my person tells me to come on as we need to carry on with our walk.

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We go to the big new bridge, which I like to look at the ducks from. sometimes my person brings bread for them and they quack and swim towards us. I hide then as they get a bit too much, they are my size you know!

We walk back down to the locks and across and then on towards the train bridge!

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It is a huge set of arches that are very old! Even older then the oldest person in the house and he is 57! I wonder who was alive when they were made? Anyway they are big and trains cross them to get over the two rivers.

We walk to them usually, although if a train is going across it make a huge and horrible noise. I swear there are monsters up there and I hide and asked to be cuddled by my person.

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Though today we were okay there were no train monsters and I had a nice sit down and some biscuits.

Then it was back home for a nice sleep in the shade.

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