Saturday, 2 July 2011

Saturday Steps and a visit to The Mere

The Cheek of it!!!
 Its my Saturday Steps not yours!! can you move please!

"George MOVE quick "

"Ok guys I'm not here to chase you so cut me some slack PLEASE!!"

Heck they were a nasty piece of work, and I only asked two of them to get off the Steps!
Anyways today we took a ride up to The Mere at Ellesmere  it has a collection of lakes a canal and woods to walk around.
But first let me show you a sign on a bin

So we had alook around
to see if we could spot the bird with Angel wing

No not there

But a while later, look there he is on the left with his angel wing, so called from eating to much bread!!

OK on to the walk

Along the main road and then down to the canal

"Hey mom look where you've got to go lol"

Over the last month you have found out a few things that mom doesn't like Bridges, large rock faces and to top it off tunnels lol!!! 80 metres this one!!

"come on mom you have to come with us"
"we have to keep together don't want you falling in!"

"See I knew you could do it"
Opps she gone all quiet on me

I like the name of this boat


If we walked a bit faster we might have caught this boat up

This lake is called Blake Mere and on the map it says that the wood on the other side is called George's Wood 

Here's another one coming

"Dad whats the point in these steps,  you can't go anywhere!!"  

Here we have a very good collection of Britsh weeds on steps!!

On some more

Look a Chocolate box house, thats what mom calls them, a long time ago you could get very large boxes of chocolates with photos of houses on just like this.

"MOM why are you so far behind, I don't like it when you do that"
    "Dad wait, let her catch up" 

That better we are all back together, now she laughing at me! she thinks I haven't seen that dog on the boat that just passed us, oh yes I have, I'm just sniffing him out.

He didn't seem bothered at all with me walking behind.
Canal boats should only go up to around 4 miles per hour, because they can erode the river bank by the wake of the boat, thats a good walking place, but in the end they got away from us.

Back to where we started

  I was greeted by a full in the face kiss from Penny the Schnauzer

She was quite full on for me, Stanize look you can see I'm trying to push her away!!
The geese had me worried but she takes the biscult!!

I need a lie down after all that, its been an eventful day.

Thanks for popping by and joining me, I enjoy it when you come along

Just before you go I would like to say 


For awarding me

I am very honoured to receive it,
if you don't know them pop by and say George sent yea.

I'm a bit of a maverick when it comes to awards
 I don't put them on my side bar, or do the duties that come with them!!!

 (does that make me a bad dog!!) 
 I keep them all together in my memory box.

You are all inspirational to me, 
 so from me to you
I award you all
The Inspirational Award

Happy 4th July to all of you that will be celebrating over the weekend.

Till next time
Have a Good Week

See Yea George xxx   


Rose H (UK) said...

More great steps George! Oh, that poor Canada Goose - I'd never heard of angel wing, though I knew bread wasn't good for birds.
Another lovely walk with Mom and Dad, so many intersting things to see.
We have a 'road to no-where' near to us, but I've never seen steps that go no-where!
Lots of love
Auntie Rose xxx

Anonymous said...

Ah Lovely steps George. But I agree, what is with the steps that go no where? Why do hoomans bother sometimes?

I do enjoy the canal boats, we have nothing like them that I know of here in the states.

Oh, I promise I won't tell Stanzie bout your kissin Penny!

Have a great weekend George and we will certainly have a Happy 4th of July, thanks.

woos, Tessa

Taryn said...

I am SO ready to hope a plane across the pond and have a walk in your country, George! Everyone of your walks are gorgeous....or is that Georgeous? :-)

You definitely deserve the Inspirational Award, because your blog is just that!

Taryn said...

Oops! Looks like I could use some lessons in proof-reading a comment before posting it! oh, probably know whatI meant :-)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

George... I want one of those boxes of chocolate with the house picture on it!!! Well, better not. Choc. isn't good fur US.. hehe
THAT house is Lovely though... butt not the Geese on the steps though.. Cheeky is Right.. How dare they.
This was a very calming walk.. except fur your mum... BOL.
I like seeing the ducks and geese and the canal boats.
Thank you... I TRULY look forward to your Saturday Steps posts. Educational Exciting and EXACTLY what we need to end our week!

Michelle said...

George, I would love to come and live in one of those chocolate box houses and we could climb some steps together! Yet another beautiful walk you traveled on. Sad to see that beautiful goose with the angel wing condition. That is new to me, never heard of it before.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Thanks for another brilliant tour. SHE wants to go on a canal boat.

We thought you were toast when those geese started to circle you. Glad you got away. Can't believe they were that possessive over a step!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Maybe we'd better stop taking bread to the duck pond.

the booker man said...

hihi george!

i can't believe the nerve of those gooses! they were so pushy! hmmmph. i'm glad they didn't follow you on your nice walkies cuz that would have been a little scary!
are you going to go back and go on that river boat some time? i bet that would be funsies!

the booker man

pee s -- thankies for the informational about gooses 'n bread. i totally didn't know it wasn't good to feed them bread!

The Daily Pip said...

Goodness George, you had some run ins with birds this week! Some of them looked pretty tough, too. I wouldn't mess with them.

I sure like those little boats. And the chocolate box houses are adorable.

Maybe you shouldn't let Stanzie see those pictures with Penny?

Your pal, Pip

houndstooth said...

You sure had a lot of steps this time, George! I lost count of how many there were. I think I'd much rather have ridden on that boat than done the walking, because it looks really exciting. You always have the best of walks! Thanks for taking us with you!


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Poor geese, we know they shouldn't have bread, but they do seem to like it. We like ours with peanut butter, hope we don't start to grow angel wings:)

Congrats on your award. We think you truly earned it. We are like you, we don't follow the rules very well either but we love those who honor us with the awards.

Have a great weekend and hope you find lots more stairs and tunnels.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Wyatt said...

Good walk, George! Those Geese are cheeky indeed!!
Stanzie is a bit worried about that Penny the Schnauzer! She looks like one of those trollops!
Stanzie will have to post some more cute pictures of herself, so your eyes won't wander elsewhere...BOL


Jon Terry said...

Oh George my pal,you sure had some tough times with those birds and they really don't look that friendly. I'm glad you dad is back! and you all get to go out together. Thanks for sharing with us all those lovely pics.
Telly your mommy i got all her kisses:0)
Have a great weekend!

Love ya,
Jon Terry

Finn said...

What is it about those steps that lead to no where?? What an amazing walk! Have a nice weekend!

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hey George, another great walk - my mum so green with envy AGAIN. I was very worried when those geese started ganging up on you - they can have attitude you know! I want to know if you scored any cakes out of that boat??? Or any chocolates out of that house??? I know we are not allowed to have chocs - but I love to smell em'!

PeeS: My mum is so lazy she doesn't like the rig-ma-role that comes with awards either. She likes what you do with em' but.

I was a bit jealous when I saw you with another mini schnauzer - but I'm sure you were just havin' fun. We would have fun together too George! And I know Stanzie is your girlfriend so I wouldn't step on her toes!!!

Luv ya like a sister... Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Peggy Frezon said...

I just love going for walks with you. although, like your mom, I wouldn't be so happy about going through that dark tunnel. Love the baby ducks though! Have a nice weekend. If you were here this weekend (well, Monday) for our Independence Day, you'd be watching fireworks with us!

Sally said...

Another great walk - we love chocolate box houses too! Beware of the geese - they can get angry for no reason!

Sally and Paddy

verobirdie said...

What a lovely walk!
You wera very brave with the goose/ducks.
All this green is so nice to look at, and the chocolate box house is pretty.
Thanks for sharing

Adien Crafts said...

Hi george!! What a fantastic walk again. Those geese look naughty, we think they can chase and spit which is very rude in our books, we love the canal and have been a few times to Great Bedwyn where there is a great canal walk too. We laughed at Penny, she does the Schnauzer Boxing like we do - she looks good fun, have a lovely weekend George and enjoy the sunshine, Dex & Lou xxx

WFT Nobby said...

Yes, says Gail, whatever did happen to boxes of chocolate with pretty thatched cottages on the front. Someone should bring them back!

Great job on dealing with the geese, BTW George.

Toodle pip!

Pat said...

I never knew about Angel Wing, George - thanks for edumackating me :)

And the photos of your travels are almost as gorgeous as you.. well, most of them are, you're in them! teehee

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

What a pawesome stroll!

Thanks fur sharing it!

I wonder if they know the gooooooosers that live by the pond on the golf khourse?

As fur the boat's name, of khourse, it should be Khakes&-Ale!

Happy Weekend!


Stewey said...

Thanks for another fantastic, scenic tour! You must be exhausted after that. Have a great weekend!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

George mi man, YOU are the main man. Every Saturday, I await your adventures, and you sure looked like you were going to find yourself in a PICKLE! THOSE BIRDS ARE VICIOUS!!! Oh that poor angel/winged fellow...I must remember that about the bread. Peeps feed the creatures too much of it and do you know that our American squirrels are SO ROTUND...they eat far too much bread. One came to our doorway once and left a wedge of pizza in our flower urn! THE CHEEK OF IT!

YOU ARE SOOOOOO HILARIOUS! YOU STOOD UP TO THOSE HISSING GEESE...good for you mi are our HERO GEORGIE BOY! Love that Charlotte Chocolate box cottage. Oh the glory of walking in such beautiful places and the true magic would be to walk them along side both of you.....BIG HUGS FROM US ALL AT RABBIT HILL!!!!Anita and BALZAC

Scooter said...

Hey George!
Wow, I think I say this every week...but it's so have the most pawesome, amazing, fun walkies and steps ever! You must like in the most fun place. Obviously those geese haven't heard that this is your step post and not theirs. Wonderful pix!
Congrats on the award and have a great weekend!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear Georgie,

Thank you for the wonderful walking tour. It's sad that even as we try to do some friendly things like feed geese, we can actually hurt them. For a moment there I thought your goose was cooked. If we go to England, I want a ride on the boat called "Cake & Ale." Right up my alley.

Wishing you, mom and dad the very best from the colonies.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi George!
What a wonderful tour this was! I have not been able to access my blog all week.. How I have missed your sweet face..
Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Have a great weekend. My best to mom and dad..

Chicco said...

Beautiful steps, George!! I love the ducks, so various animals! You always have a lot of great adventures.
Have a nice weekend.
Woof, woof,


Molly the Airedale said...

You always have the most beautiful walkies, George. Our mom loves the roof on the Chocolate box house!
We're not too sure about that tunnel. We know it must be cool in there but it's dark!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are darling photos, George! And I'm not sure I'd want to walk into that tunnel so close to the water either! But I do love the narrow boats, and they make such colorful photos. You're one lucky dog, so many places to walk, so much to see! ♥

Moth said...

Great pictures George - I felt like I was doing that walk with you. We live near a canal and now I would like to go and wander after boats like you did. Those geese looked a bit scary though. Love from Magic (and new sister Caoimhe) xx

Anonymous said...

Great adventure George! Mom laughed at the steps that went nowhere ;) She empathized with your Mom on the tunnel; as she's originally from California (earthquake land), being surrounded by old bricks would make her nervous. Very cool though! :D Luved all the canal boats! They are so cozy looking :) Doesn't a relative of yours have one of those George? Seems I remember that from a post you did a while back. :)

Congrats on the award! You most certainly are inspirational :D

Waggin at ya,

Sweet William The Scot said...

How lovely, you must keep your peeps in wonderful condition going on these senic walk abouts. They just lift my spirits seeing your countryside.
Sweet William The Scot

Amber-Mae said...

OH my you were surrounded by all those birds! I think they were trying to intimidate you. How cool you got to see the bird with the angle wing. Must be really fascinating huh!

Hoke said...

Hey how come your kissing another?! Stanzie will be on the next plane I think:) Another lovely walk that I wish I could take...nothing but boring boring boring here!!

Pup Fan said...

I've never heard of angel wing before... poor birds! I hope that people pay attention to the sign and get grain instead.

PS - Cakes & Ale is the best name for a boat ever!

Lyckopiller said...

Oh what a nice walk we had with you! Nice pictures! And you are a real cutie...kisses and hugs from Sweden!

Patrice said...

There should be a sign here that says
" Have you seen this Blogger?
***photo of patrice***
Patrices who eat too many carbs get too big around the middle. Do not give her grain or breads, cake or cookies."

Watch out for those smooching doggie girls! It might make Stanzie jealous!

Have a good weekend, George dear!

The Black and Tans. said...

A very interesting post George. We have been through that tunnel too..... Mum wasn't at all happy and we had to drag her through!!

Congratulations on your award and we rather think Penny has taken a real shine to you!

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Ryker said...

Looks like you had another great Saturday. Those geese can get really nasty.
I just love the canals and you even have a forest named for you! Nice going!

Avalon Cat Cartoons said...

Hi, George! I just found you through a comment you left on another pet blog. I noticed your picture and I wanted to know who that handsome dog was. Now I'm smitten and I just signed up as a follower ;-)

Anonymous said...

it looks like you had a lovely day. such beautiful scenery and I love that boat (barge? )

JD and Max said...

Hiya George - we're on a blogging break but just HAD to swing by to say 'hi'! We loved following you on this walk - we wish we could have been with you in pupson, what amazing scenery.

Hey - did you know that you were joint favourite in the sack race? We loved that photo of you, we bet you were tired after all that hopping!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

karen said...

Hi George!
Maybe you and Penny and me and Molly dog can go on a foursome sometime?
Lovely pics as usual your mum is clever

Golden Samantha said...

Understand totally about the award - but well done - you deserve it! LOVE the pix, love the walkie - what a beautiful place - our hearts melt to see the canal and the boats that wend their way up the waters! Thanks so much for letting us come along on your hike!
hugs xooxoo
Sammie, Ava and Oz

The Thuglets said...

What an amazing walk George. Great photos.

Now we are wondering if you should be wearing a pawdometer so we can all know how may paw steps you take on your walks?

Have a great week.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hey George
We could have a duet! If I get to the UK I will look you up ok? Mum say's I am not old enough for a beer, maybe tea? Ya think you could take me for a boat ride? Mum sends her thanks for visiting me in Belgium
See yea

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GEORGIE MI MAN...I see my sweet Penny and Bebe have been here.....oh dear old man, you oughta see the shenanigans in my garden...those squirrels are digging in our pots and left a HUGE French baguette in our yard! They must know a French teacher lives at this cottage! AND this one grey squirrel is living in the tree, coming down for a bath in the birdbath and then goes back to cause further shaking of the branches! But we enjoy the show, and mum loves to watch the bunnies pop their heads out of the shrubs. We even saw a mother rabbit make her nest! But mum keeps me locked up as to not cause any further ruckus!


So good to see you pop in my friends! BALZAC and Anita

julee said...

you take us on the best adventures! Thank you and congrats on your bloggie prize. You deserve it!
See you next week.

meowmeowmans said...

What a neat walk, George! We really like those chocolate box houses. :)

That poor Canada Goose. We've never heard of angel wing before, but that is so sad.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi George, what fantastic photos. I wish I could come for a walk with you too. First I have to learn to walk with a lead like a clever girl. No worries, and love Stella.

Sage said...

I always wondered why there are signs about feeding bread to birds--now I know why! That was quite an adventure, George. You sure find some neat steps!

Bella and Ollie said...

What a great walk, we love the birds and the boats, you live in such a beautiful place.

J_on_tour said...

Another interesting walk George full of variety. Lucky thing you escaped those Geese. I see all the Cakes & Ale meant you had to walk a bit further ! Jan ... Great photos by the way.

TwoSpecialWires said...

YOU are the inspiration, George. You and your people. All is takes is reading about your amazing walks and we get inspired. We're so glad to be back!

Jake and Fergi

Littlemissairgap said...

Oh Georgie. You live in the most beautiful part of the world. You're such a lucky laddie. Those canal boats are straight out of a story book for a girl like me way over here in Australia. Be good, Georgie boy :-)

Poppy said...

Hi George, nice to see that you enjoy a walk by the canal. Me and my new friend Abbey live on a narrow boat. Maybe we will catch up with you one day.

Yip Yap Poppy and Abbey.