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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Introduction to the Peak District

I have been looking forward to exploring one of England's oldest and most beautiful National Parks, the Peak District National Park, with my sister Lorenzo the Llama, her husband Peter, and Badger the dog.

A route is selected along the Penine Bridleway...
and Peter and Maalie are eager to set off...
But soon Lorenzo, Peter and Badger disappear into low-lying stratus and it seems pointless to continue...
Peter has a better idea and we head for a local pub for lunch...
Where Lorenzo is in her element chatting up two Australian gentlemen.
After a large lunch and two pints of Spifire real ale, there was a discussion as to what to do next. Going home for a post-prandial snooze was high on the agenda until we saw:

when an "Easy Going Trail" seemed perfect for the occasion...

where a leisurely stroll along a river through a limestone gorge gave the ever-energetic Badger an opportunity to swim and to chase the Coots.

Sky Watch Friday

Maalie selects images from his albums of travel pictures for Skywatch

Click here for a complete list
of all the participants
of this week's Sky Watch!


Blogger Mike said...

Misty skies! Love the one of the ivy covered tree.
My Skywatch

7:51 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

Not many photos of Badger but I love the one of the two grumpy elderly gentlemen!

8:10 pm  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

... that is the second photograph, not the photograph of the two very pleasant Australian gentlemen!

today's word is facspam. Honest!

8:12 pm  
Blogger Bim said...

Yes, that looks like a right old English sky! Walking through the fog is fun, though

10:22 pm  
Blogger Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Fog and April...... I think you knew it would be like that.... walking was always a secondary part of the deal.... finding the pub was always going to be the first option!!!

10:41 pm  
Blogger Babooshka said...

Forget the skies, it's the "eager to set off" image. It just made me laugh with caption.

12:18 am  
Blogger simon said...

she is always chatting up someone!!!

3:54 am  
Blogger lorenzothellama said...

...... especially Australians!

8:59 am  
Blogger John said...

Great series!

12:07 pm  
Blogger Arija said...

Wonderful to go for a walk in the clouds, especially with good friends.

2:22 pm  
Anonymous Erin said...

nice series of photos and i can see why the pub sounded like an idea...lovely place.
have a wonderful weekend.

5:00 pm  
Blogger Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

How very fun - I especially like the photo of the river walk - and your hat Maalie!

Greetings from New Orleans where the Experimetnal Biology meetings are in full force - and I am looking for a job to relace the one I just lost (sounds like I misplaced it, doesn't it?)

7:46 pm  
Anonymous Ilan said...

Excellent photos. Really nicely done
Thank you for sharing, great photoblog :)

2:47 pm  
Blogger Ted M. Gossard said...

Very nice, and reminds me of the weather we had here in west Michigan today (and are to have a number of days). Looks like plenty of beauty encountered (I'm stuck on that theme, ha) and good exercise. I love parks like that.

3:23 am  
Blogger T and S said...

WOW..its looks like a exotice location for wildlife. I particularly like the image where 2 of you are melting into the mist. That's an awesome composition.

12:28 pm  

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