A couple of weeks ago (I’m a bit behind in writing about it ^_^;) we went to another shiba inu meet up with the local Facebook group :)
This time it was to Lydiard Park in Swindon; there is a house there that can be visited as well, but the park is huge so it’s good for walking dogs ;)
It was a very warm day but we had a couple of breaks along the way, and our pup seemed to really enjoy herself again.
A younger puppy which we met on a previous walk is a bit bigger now, so she was able to have a good play with ours this time ^^
There were about 13 / 14 shibas on the walk this time. A nice group size for a shiba pack :P
On Saturday we headed into Weston-super-Mare for the annual Weston Rotary Dog Day :)
It’s a fun event for people and their dogs held in an area on the seafront lawns, and run by the local Rotary Club.
There were various dog related stalls, lots of just for fun competitions (waggiest tail, handsomest dog, prettiest bitch, etc) held throughout the day, and a fun little obstacle course for your dogs to have a go on ^^
It was fun, and the weather was bright and sunny….. our pup tried out the obstacle course and did well, but she didn’t place in the prettiest bitch contest somehow ^_^;
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is a shortish (3.2 mile) heritage railway which runs along the shoreline of Lake Windermere in Cumbria :)
The line runs between Haverthwaite (where the main visitor cafe and shop are) and Lakeside (where the Lakes Aquarium is)….it’s very much a tourist/enthusiast line where you can just enjoy a ride on the steam train as it travels slowly along the route between the 2 stations and back.
There are a few different types of vintage carriage which you can ride in; we rode one way in a standard passenger car, but coming back we discovered an empty private compartment which we were lucky enough to have all to ourselves, which was fun ^^
At the Haverthwaite station you can also go inside the engine shed where they store a variety of train engines, which you can look at up close :)