I was selfishly not in the mood for a walk today because it’s very cold but Vida has cabin fever. When I put on her collar to take her to the shops in the car she got so excited I decided to extend it to a quick Alphen walk, what I call the half Alphen – we turn around at a halfway point. She loved it despite the shortness and ran around enough to let off some steam. I feel less guilty now she’s had a little run.
This lab was such a show-off .. he raced across the stream and back again, twice, in front of me. His owners were in stitches but clearly used to it, and Vida … well, Vida just watched and by the time she reacted wanting to jump in, it was too late, he was gone again. She’d had her swim already by then, anyway.
There she is looking at the lab as he raced off for the last time.
Nasty weather coming this evening …
Council workers have been clearing the trail and now you can see the very very old sluice walls.
A wheel next to the sluice. I tried to turn it but it is as stiff as can be. Not that it would make much difference as the stopper it controlled is long gone.