Sunday, 20 January 2019

Fuerteventura (Part Two)

As it wasn't sunbathing weather we decided to take another road trip and headed over the hills to Betancuria, with the a compulsory photo stop at the Two Kings.  Then we stopped for a cocktail or two, admired the sand sculptures and met another of the Feurteventura residents - an Algerian (North African) Hedgehog, all be it not the most photogenic example of it's species.  


On Thursday we did a whistle stop tour of Lanzarote, being somewhat ignorant I had expected it to be very similar to Fuerteventura (but sans Chipmunks).  In reality I loved the dramatic landscapes as we whizzed through Timanfaya, El Charco de los Clicos and Los Hervideros and would love to photograph it properly.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Fuerteventura (Part One)

Well last Saturday I flew out to Fuerteventura to see Muriel and Peter, my bungalow had been beautifully stocked up, chocolate, cheese, gin but I could see Muriel was ferreting about in the cupboards and looking worried.  In the morning I realised why, no coffee and then I laughed as I turned round and noticed my windowsill - I'd had an overnight delivery!!

So we spent a couple of days sightseeing, we went to the zoo (of course) where you could certainly get up close and personal with the giraffes and camels.  Then we ticked off the some of the most popular surf beaches and the Corralejo sand dunes.  We then headed to the Salt Flats for a bit of culture but the best bit of that visit was finally stumbling upon the Chipmunks which have invaded the island.  Escaped from two pets over four decades ago it would be fair to say they have fairly thrived and while you are not encouraged to feed them I did rebel and treat them to some cucumber.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Chamfron Nicobar pinging

Lovely photos of Prickle showing he has quite a pop on him, he is owned by Caroline Clarry and is being trained by Jodie Amos Eventing.  He will be five in May and was the very last of the Exbury Ghost foals.

Monday, 31 December 2018

Well where did that year go?

Well, nothing to report, nothing at all - this has to stop, 2019 is where I kick myself up the backside and do something, anything!!

We've seen a few more Chamfron's change home this year, Compostela is with Fiona Chalk, Snow Goose is with Lynn McClure and Aguacero has been sold to a barrel racing home.

A few that had become strangers have popped up, it was lovely to get adult photos of Confetti and a ridden shot of Marco Polo.  There are photos I absolutely love this year, Firefly at Seacliff in front of the bass rock, Bombero on the polo pitch and more recently Tizona and Paloma meeting at TREC.

2018 has been a year where our wee family got smaller, with the loss of both Wif the whippet then just days later Mark's gran Peggy, little people with big hearts.  That is how I feel about 2018, it got smaller and less and that isn't good enough, 2019 will be back to saying "yes" to offers and opportunities, to travel more and to being better.  My life is trouble and stress free, it's generally happy and I am surrounded by really good people but that makes it oh so easy to be lazy!

Thursday, 27 December 2018

Chamfron Ombu - backed

Chamfron Ombu being lightly backed at Christmas, totally unfazed! 

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Through the ears

Another spectacular view through Chamfron Colorado's ears.