#82 – This blog has been hijacked!! (Woof!)

Well, there nearly wasn’t a blog this week – ‘The Boss’ and ‘Mrs Boss’ have moved house to Wales, and you wouldn’t believe the mess that the new place is in!!  How do you humans accumulate so much stuff?!  Instead of heading off to the hills or writing the blog, they are both unpacking loads of cardboard boxes, so this week I’ve hijacked the blog.

On the cycleway heading for Craig Fawr

Lots of steps on the way up Craig Fawr …

… so Mrs Boss enjoys a bit of a breather looking at the hills of Snowdonia

Mind you, they are fitting in a good walk for me every day, bless ‘em.  The Boss wrote about our new house and a great walk nearby in post #73, but my favourite walk at the moment is a little hill called Craig Fawr.

Looking back to Y Foel, right of centre – our kennel is just at the bottom of the hill

‘The Boss’ knows a few words of Welsh, so I know that Craig Fawr means ‘Big Crag’.  I’ll let you all into a secret – it’s not really all that big!  Our house is at about 110 metres and Craig Fawr is only 153 metres high, but what the heck, I like it – there are rabbits and things up there, and I always meet some of my doggie mates along the way.

The top of Craig Fawr with the sea beyond

The Boss wearing his flashy Royal Marines rugby shirt, and looking very pleased with himself

Our route follows a cycleway that was once a railway line. (I know about those, ‘cos I’ve been on a train a couple of times)  There are dogs to ‘meet and greet’ and sticks to carry, it’s all great fun for a dog.

Looking for my doggie mates

On the way down again

On the way up ‘The Boss’ and ‘The Mrs’ always spend time looking at the Snowdonia Hills – I’ve done a few walks there already, and I can’t wait to do more, once they’ve finished unpacking their stuff.

More steps…

… but I’m down first, as usual!

We get great views from the top of Craig Fawr, with lots of interesting things for me to sniff at, then it’s time to head back down.  We usually look at some small caves on the way back, but I’m not allowed in!

Some interesting limestone caves on the way back …

… but they’re all fenced off to keep us dogs out

Huh … I didn’t want to go in anyway!

Anyway, The Boss should have the boxes sorted by next week, so I suppose I’ll have to give the blog back – pity, I was just starting to enjoy myself!

Text and images © Paul Shorrock (helped by ‘Mist’)

About Paul Shorrock

I've been mucking about in the mountains for longer than I care to mention. I started out by walking my local hills, then went on to rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Still doing it, and still getting a buzz. I'm now sharing the fun, through my guided walking business (Hillcraft Guided Walking) and by writing routes for other publishers, mainly Walking World and Discovery Walking Guides. Just to make sure I keep really busy, I am also currently a member of my local mountain rescue team.
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18 Responses to #82 – This blog has been hijacked!! (Woof!)

  1. Looks like you’ve got a great kennel spot there Mist with some nice wanders right on the doorstep! Sticks are always good to have too. Woof woof, Dixie 🙂

  2. We must share a stick sometime Dixie – Woof! Mist

  3. Looks ideal..good luck with the move

  4. Yasmine says:

    Looks like the move is going well then – great stuff!

  5. Graeme Golightly says:

    Good luck on your house move to Wales, it looks like you brought the good weather with you!
    It is a small world but I spent the last two years of my education at a boarding school near Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogochuchaf, Anglesey, yes it’s a mouthful !! I then did my D of E in the snowdian area. I absolutely loved this area…… 😉

    • Thanks for that Graeme. Chris grew up in the area we’ve moved to, but she left to go to Uni and never went back. Snowdonia is less than an hour down the road! Yep, could be a good move 🙂

  6. At last – a well written blog post! Miaow 🙂

  7. LensScaper says:

    North Wales – you lucky people to have moved there. This brought a smile to my face, and renewed determination to get up to Snowdonia this summer.

    • Thanks for the kind words, Andy – you have a better eye for an image than I have, but living in North Wales gives me lots of opportunities to practice on the outdoors shots 🙂

  8. lanceleuven says:

    I think you may have a future in blogging!

  9. Those caves look interesting – do local cavers manage to get access do you know?

    Great post Mist! LOL

    • I’ve only got as far as checking the caves out on Google, Carol. No luck so far. I’ll probably do a bit of research when the dust settles 🙂

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