Monday, 16 January 2012

A Walk From The Book

A small town more the size if a village, north-west of Shrewsbury
If you are not up on your Roman Numerals its

The Walk is around 2 miles 
Starting at the pub

The Admiral Benbow

The book tells us to cross the road

The first thing we come to is Steps, note Tess is not with me on this photo, because mom thought the one with the two of us was more of an outtake! but I'm going to show you anyway.

Its looks ok, but see how Tess looks like she is balancing the lamp post on her nose lol!! now look back at my photo and the lamp post has gone! We own up and I have said this before, we are always on are leads.

Ok lets get on with the walk.

First through the church yard that has the remains of a Norman castle built in 1155

Time to move on

It was a cold night and the frost was still on the ground

This poor goose had a frozen breakfast

Out of the church yard and a walk down the road, always doing what the signs say

"George why do you have to do as the signs say?"
"Because we'd all be in a pickle if we didn't!"

That round building is the old toll house, you would have had to pay money to get across the bridge years ago.

"George, that sign says there is a bull in this field!! is it safe"
"Well it dosen't say you can't walk across it, I'll let you and dad check it out, mom and me will be right behind you."

Ok so we didn't stop right behind them, dad went off looking for the bridge that was on the map, while mom thought why walk all that way to walk all the way back if the bridge is no longer there.
What happened mom was busy telling me she can't see a bridge and not looking where she was going and we both ended up in deep mud!! she was laughing at me not thinking that she was sinking in it.

Dad didn't find the bridge so we had to walk all the way back to pick up the walk on the other side. 

We didn't see a bull. so luckly we didn't end up in a pickle

Back across the cattle grid

Passing the black and white house.

Back on the right track, on the other side of the stream
we saw loads of intresting things
 so I'll shut up and show you the photos 

Not Tess's best shot, but its the first time she got her head down a rabbit hole.

Look at the shadow on the left is it a horse? no its mom taking the photo!

The four of us together

Back to where we started hour and a half later.

The fire place inside The Admiral Benbow.
Note the lovely real fire and us two missing!

We were dumped in the car!!! they didn't even ask the landlady if we could go in
"The Cheek of it"
"They" as in mom and dad thought we where just to muddy. Do we look muddy?

"Hey mom and dad check out your boots and see who has the most mud on them. Oh and there was a bridge dad just didn't go far enough, we saw it when we were walking on the other side

Have a Good Week
See Yea George xxx  


Pippen said...

A wonderful walkie as always, George! Thanks for taking us along!

Sam and Pippen

Taryn said...

I love all the harness brass on the fireplace inside the pub. I have one with a Cardigan Corgi and, yes, it was made in England!

Finn said...

That's a great walk. I like the pic of Tess going down the rabbit ole and the one of all four of you together!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Ruins from 1155 ?? WOW. What a lovely church.
I noticed that there were a lot of Hedge Rows.. instead of Fences. Is that common in the area? They are very well maintained.
AND STEPS.. there were STEPS

This was a wonderful and exciting walk. THANK YOU for taking us with you... even though WE didn't get to go INSIDE to sit by the fire. I'll bet that would have felt wonderful after seeing that FROST and the Frozen Duck food.

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hey Bro' and Tess, First let me say - wow - another pretty walk! Then I gotta say - no you were not that muddy! The cheek! Then I gotta say - Tess was there a rabbit down that hole?? Finally I havta say, boy your garden gnomes can really climb high. He must have needed a higher vantage point!

Tail Wuggles, your sis, Rubie xxx

Michelle said...

George and Tess, that was such a lovely walk. I do hope you received a nice warm bath after all of that!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Well, good thing that bull wasn't there....or maybe Mom could Photoshop him out if he showed up. Tess, you do look cute balancing that pole. BOL

Looks like a very nice walk, especially the muddy pawt. Don't you love how mud feels between your toes?


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Very fun walk, George. And we loved the shadow shots. Our Mom looks very tall in her shadow too, well, wait a minute, she IS very tall.

Beware of those llamas - we hear they can be nasty spitters.

Thanks for the lovely tour.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Wyatt said...

It all looked good until the part about having to stay in the car....the cheek of it! You have the prettiest walks in all of Blogville :)

Kisses to you both :D
Wyatt and Stanzie

Sophie the Welsh Terrier said...

A wonderfull narrative of your walk, George; positively inspirational. I'll have my humans document my next walk in the park near my house.

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, so many wonderful pictures. The one with the donkey is absolutely beautiful and then the next one with the doll in the tree. Love them all as always. Thanks for sharing.

Your pal, Pip

verobirdie said...

This was a nice walk. I like landscapes with a frost.
So unfair you were not allowed into the pub...

sprinkles said...

Love the donkey and the goose!

Anonymous said...

Oh George and Tess thanks ever so much fur the pawsome walkie. Mom just loves the round toll house. She says it would be pawsome to live in a round house. sheesh, Moms.

I sure was happy that you didn't see that bull!

woos, Tessa

Eileen said...

Lovely photos of a fabulous walk. Who cares about a bit of mud when you're having fun:)
I love outtake of you balancing a pole on your clever are you ;-)

Love from me and Anniekins x x

Moth said...

That was a wonderful walk - and so many interesting animals. Loved Tess balancing the lamp-post :-) and bet she enjoyed sniffing that rabbit hole. Maybe next time they will let you go in the pub too - you didn't look muddy to me - love from Magic xx

Molly the Airedale said...

What a beautiful and fun walk! That cattle grid looks kinda scary to us!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GEORGIE AND TESSY!!! I must dash off to work and will be back later, but I LOVE THIS WALK! And I am glad you did not get into a PICKLE!!!!! LOVE YOU BOTH!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! How COOL! As always what a FUN adventure. Golden Thanks for sharing your photos.
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Cranberry Morning said...

Thanks for taking us on that great walk. I could almost imagine myself there! Tess is so lucky to have you give her important life instructions. And I think the two of you should protest the fact that you didn't get to go into the pub! ;-)

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Another great walk! SHE loves how they start and end at a pub.

Your mum's shadow looks like a welsh terrier. We thought it was your shadow at first.

Lots of great animals to see. did you bark at them?

XXXoOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi George and Tess, what a lovely walk. Good idea to start and end at the pub, just in case you were thirsty. We just love all the photos and scenery you share. The places are so gorgeous and have so much history. Grrreat. See ya soon mates. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Alien said...

Egad! I thought I saw an evil garden gnome in that tree! Phew!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Another great walk George and Tess. And your Mum has such a good eye for a photo.
Oh, but I must ask. As you know I understand all sorts of complicated scientific matters very clearly. But can someone please explain to me the concept of 'too muddy to go into the pub'? It doesn't make any sense to me at all....
Toodle pip!

Sherry said...

Seeing a donkey is much better than seeing a bull. Funny how there are so many English novels where someone encounters a bull in a field and the bull is never a kindly one!

All4UrPet said...

Stunning pictures! You guys look like you've been on quite the adventure, and met a lot of nice friends along the way! That's what life is all about... can't wait to see more from y'all again soon!


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Ivy Clad said...

Hi George and Tess!! Chester (the distinguished Airedale of my family) and I would love to be able to leave behind the 17-degree Missouri, USA mornings that we've been "enjoying" and join you on one of your jaunts. This one looks particularly pretty and interesting. Well, we shall just have to live vicariously through your lovely posts, I suppose. Enjoy the next one a little extra just for us!

Keri and Chester

Pat said...

wonderful walk and photos!
Enjoyed all of them, but sorry you never got to sit by the fire xx

meowmeowmans said...

We sure do love it when you take us on these walks, George and Tess! we especially loved seeing all those other animals along the way. :)

The Thuglets said...

What a splendid walk you both had. Great photos. Dumped in the car..we don't see any sign of mud on you!
Have a great week.
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Smile With Your Tail said...

Oooh looked like a very cold but very enjoyable walk, you saw lots of sight.

and the shame of them dumping you in the car- and not a drop of mud in sight!


Agatha and Archie said...

What a lovely walk but we have two questions(well really three) Did she get anything in the rabbit hole?(you go girl) and Arch would like to learn how to balance the light pole on his nose, and WHAT IS TOO MUDDY?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? love a+a

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear George and Tess, Splendid walking tour. I so wish Anita and I could join you two (and mum and dad) one day. No, I don't think you were too muddy to go in the pub, but Tess you need to be more careful about flashing your bum even if you've cornered a rabbit.

Patrice said...

Looks like a good day. I like the picture of the donkey. Have great week!

Jans Funny Farm said...

What a fun walk. Lots of good exercise and interesting things to see. Except you got left out of the perfect ending.

bichonpawz said...

We sure did enjoy your adventure walk!!! We especially love that round building!!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Anonymous said...

George!:D Um, I'm thinkin if a walk starts at the pub then the book should be edited to GO INTO the pub BEFORE you cross the road ;)

I was relieved when you said the goose just had a frozen breakfast. At first glance I thought the goose was frozen to the ground BOL! :)

Wonderin if the round toll house was built that way so no matter how you tried to cross they'd always see you and take your green papers? ;)

Um Mom was lookin like this :O
when she saw y'all go into to the bull field. Good thing none of you were wearin read she says :)

Was that one of those nasty garden gnomes hiding up in the tree?!!! :O George and Tess pawlease tell me you did not just leave it there to wreak havoc on us all!

What a cool fireplace to sit and drink some suds by! :D

Great walkie George, Tess and peeps :D

Waggin at ya,

PeeS: This break thingy is not so bad. I don't get to see my furiends as often butt get to spend more time with them when I do :D Glad to hear your Mom's takin care of her mentals too :)

Chicco said...

What a great walk!
beautiful places!!!!!
Have a nice sunday.
Woof, woof,


Adien Crafts said...

Hi Guys!! What a great walk, our peeps have a pub walk book too but managed to get us lost - thay should have gone in the pub AFTER!! Tess has grown so much since we last saw you, what a pretty sister you have George! Dex and Lou xxx

J_on_tour said...

Great Post.
I'd complain a bit harder George & Tess about being left in the car next time. I'd forgive them though because your Mum has given us a great walk to savour and I'm always amazed at her ability to capture the moment. Impressive insight into your editing world with the lamp post Jan.
Lastly this is a great advert for the variety of what one can see on a routine country walk & I can see elements here of what I try to do sometimes as well. However I'll need to refine my horse shadow pose if I need to improve my posts !! haha