Wednesday, 30 January 2019

No snow here...

Jessica and Chamfron Colorado must be hogging it!

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Trail Camera - the fat and the fluffy

It has been a rather civilised winter to date, I can only think of one day where we've had a really hard frost and as a result everyone is wintering well, some might go as far to say that is an extremely plump badger in the last photo. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Chamfron Santiago - 4yo

Coming along nicely under saddle now.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Through the ears - Chamfron Colorado

Never fail to be blown away by Jessica's through the ears shots, what incredible hacking!

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.