Posted by: granny1947 | September 23, 2013

Granny goes mountain climbing.

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Hello All.

And, we are back.
Safe and sound.
And in a bit of pain.
But more of that later.

Jasmine was besides herself when she realised she was going with us.
She panted non-stop for two frigging hours.
I don’t know if it was excitement or concern.
She went from one side window to the other.
Dripping doggy saliva on us as she brushed past us.
I didn’t mind too much but Mex was underwhelmed.

The above picture was the view from our cottage.
Please note the thick bush.
Oh brother.
I constantly wondered what wild life was ogling me.

We left at about twelve on Friday.
We had a major power failure at work so I got away early.
There  was a howling gale and a bit of rain.
And I thought “shyte”
However, by the time we arrived there the clouds had lifted.
Not so the wind.
Too windy to light a fire.
So we changed our plans and went back into town and bought a fabulous pizza.
And I decided the beach would have to wait for the next day.

I am sorry but I think this is going to be quite a long post.
Try to pay attention.

When we arrived the owner gave me a map.
Told me not to take the nearest path to the beach as there was a big sand dune.
Of course, when Jasmine and I went to the beach in the morning I didn’t take the map.
And chose the wrong gate.
Not knowing where the other gate was I thought “what the hell, how difficult can this be?”
Oh my God…it was a small mountain.
I knew I was in trouble when Jasmine took three steps up and slid back two. I got about three quarters of the way up when I overbalanced and nearly slid into the bush.
I managed to sit upright again.
And tried to look nonchalant and that I had intended to stop and look at the view.
I eventually made it to the top…gasping for air.
And took this photo of the other side of the dune.

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What you can’t see is the sheer drop where Jasmine is standing.
So I took this one to give you an idea.
Thought I might have to spend the weekend sitting on the dune.
But eventually took a deep breath and slid down.
And made a very unladylike landing.

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Now this post IS getting too long so I will continue tomorrow.

I’ll end off with a picture of one very, very happy dog.

 

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Responses

  1. ALWAYS follow instructions, however daft they seem!

    • I KNOW Viv…just didn’t think about it when I left.

  2. so glad that you got there safely..even if you were a bit slobbered!
    it looks just like your old beach and this is why Jasmine has such a big grin on her face.
    That was very brave of you to climb a mountain….not funny for you,,,but it is funny the thought of you sliding down a sand dune on your rearend.
    Your posts can never be too long..they are always interesting as well as informative

    • Hi There Patrecia…I could have gone on for ages but I know I am put off when posts are too long…I am glad I couldn’t see myself landing at the bottom of the dune!

  3. That climb was worth it for the view, and I would have conjured up the same nonchalant air, if I’d been caught overbalancing into the bushes. You really made me smile, picturing you sliding down that dune. What fun! 🙂 Fabulous pic of Jasmine smiling her doggie head off. *hugs*

    • Hi AD…I just love that pic of Jasmine.

  4. What fabulous photos. I particularly like the first one – the light in it is fantastic.

    • Thanks Elaine…I have about fifty more…be prepared.

  5. I can just picture it! Did you manage to laugh at yourself, though?
    Jasmine looks ecstatic! One happy puppy.

    • I didn’t have the wind to laugh but I did smile!

  6. I am sorry but I think this is going to be quite a long post.
    Try to pay attention.

    Bwahaha . . . fooled ya! We hang on every word, even while you are sliding down the wrong side of a too tall for you dune! :mrgreen:

    • Luckily the only thing that got hurt was my dignity.

  7. That hard slog over the sand dune was well worth it to see Jasmine smiling like that – pure happiness!

    • Isn’t that just lovely to see Barb?

  8. Thanks for the giggle, and I see Jasmine joined in 😉
    Have a lovely day K

    • Thanks love…yes, I reckon she was laughing at me!

  9. Due know, that kind of dune no stranger to me!
    Oh, what an absolute picture of doggy delight that is!

    • Hi Col…yes and she came back and slept like a log….one exhausted and happy mutt.

  10. Yike the sand dune! But look at that gorgeous doggy face full of joy. Love that Jassy!


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