LOWDOWN Summer 2015 page 23

JEAN & DUSTY’S WALK & PICNIC
BUTCHERSHOLE CAR PARK ☆ FRISTON FOREST
25th May 2015 by Jean Miller

I only hope that everyone enjoyed the walk and picnic as much as Cass and I did. The weather was like a summer's day, we had our highest walks attendance with a total of forty Basset Hounds and their owners.

The picnic, as usual, had been contributed to by everyone, and had a great selection of food and drink (including another delicious coffee and walnut cake from Jane and Tony and Chinese delicacies from Roger).

We even had Belgian chocolates bought directly from Belgium, courtesy of Hugs and John. Thank you very much to all of you.

As this walk is rather long and varied and we had several hounds not quite at their best, we split into three separate groups, according to what they could manage.

Cass is still not quite right and Hastings had a similar injury, so was in the first group to get back to the car park.

We also had a young couple with us with their baby and young dog, Elaina (I think think this is right) and Chris, and we were interested to hear that Elaina originally came from Russia.

Everyone relaxed around enjoying the food, and for quite a while it was really quiet as members helped themselves to the picnic.

Afterwards we had a general chat whilst sunbathing. It was about 2.30 p.m. before the last few left for the journey home.

A really lovely day.

(Ed. Thanks Jean, yes, it really was wonderful that forty hounds made this walk. The Forest was at its best in the brilliant late Spring sunlight.

I was at the vanguard of the longer walk, but could barely keep up with Jane and Tony S, who set quite a pace - our only delay was coming across some horse riders.

Those hounds with us behaved impeccably, letting the mounted party pass without excitement.

We then took the broad, dappled, path back towards the car park and picnic! Wonderful!).

I only hope that everyone enjoyed the walk and picnic as much as Cass and I did. The weather was like a summer's day, we had our highest walks attendance with a total of forty Basset Hounds and their owners.

The picnic, as usual, had been contributed to by everyone, and had a great selection of food and drink (including another delicious coffee and walnut cake from Jane and Tony and Chinese delicacies from Roger).

We even had Belgian chocolates bought directly from Belgium, courtesy of Hugs and John. Thank you very much to all of you.

As this walk is rather long and varied and we had several hounds not quite at their best, we split into three separate groups, according to what they could manage.

Cass is still not quite right and Hastings had a similar injury, so was in the first group to get back to the car park.

We also had a young couple with us with their baby and young dog, Elaina (I think think this is right) and Chris, and we were interested to hear that Elaina originally came from Russia.

Everyone relaxed around enjoying the food, and for quite a while it was really quiet as members helped themselves to the picnic.

Afterwards we had a general chat whilst sunbathing. It was about 2.30 p.m. before the last few left for the journey home.

A really lovely day.

(Ed. Thanks Jean, yes, it really was wonderful that forty hounds made this walk. The Forest was at its best in the brilliant late Spring sunlight.

I was at the vanguard of the longer walk, but could barely keep up with Jane and Tony S, who set quite a pace - our only delay was coming across some horse riders.

Those hounds with us behaved impeccably, letting the mounted party pass without excitement.

We then took the broad, dappled, path back towards the car park and picnic! Wonderful!).

I only hope that everyone enjoyed the walk and picnic as much as Cass and I did. The weather was like a summer's day, we had our highest walks attendance with a total of forty Basset Hounds and their owners.

The picnic, as usual, had been contributed to by everyone, and had a great selection of food and drink (including another delicious coffee and walnut cake from Jane and Tony and Chinese delicacies from Roger).

We even had Belgian chocolates bought directly from Belgium, courtesy of Hugs and John. Thank you very much to all of you.

As this walk is rather long and varied and we had several hounds not quite at their best, we split into three separate groups, according to what they could manage.

Cass is still not quite right and Hastings had a similar injury, so was in the first group to get back to the car park.

We also had a young couple with us with their baby and young dog, Elaina (I think think this is right) and Chris, and we were interested to hear that Elaina originally came from Russia.

Everyone relaxed around enjoying the food, and for quite a while it was really quiet as members helped themselves to the picnic.

Afterwards we had a general chat whilst sunbathing. It was about 2.30 p.m. before the last few left for the journey home.

A really lovely day.

(Ed. Thanks Jean, yes, it really was wonderful that forty hounds made this walk. The Forest was at its best in the brilliant late Spring sunlight.

I was at the vanguard of the longer walk, but could barely keep up with Jane and Tony S, who set quite a pace - our only delay was coming across some horse riders.

Those hounds with us behaved impeccably, letting the mounted party pass without excitement.

We then took the broad, dappled, path back towards the car park and picnic! Wonderful!).

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