Dog walk – jelly fish
We’ve had some very high tides recently.
They have washed up all the normal things – seaweed, rubbish etc but we have also been getting shells, which we generally don’t have and quite a few dead jelly fish.
The seaweed in some places has been 2-3 ft deep, makes it a bit treacherous for me as it is quite slippery but the dog loves it.
The weather has been quite warm so the dog has started paddling in the sea again.
This is the largest jelly fish I’ve every seen, the phone case is 5.5 inches long.
Update 20/5/2015: I have now found out they are barrel jellyfish and are not dangerous. I saw one in the sea yesterday, they are quite stunning, needless to say I didn’t do any paddling just in case.
I’m back blogging again
Its been a while since I last blogged and a few things have changed, some have progressed and some things might start to happen. Here are the headlines more will follow later.
The Boiler house gallery is still going strong and have had another great PAW (Purbeck art weeks)
Jane and I have closed The Loft Shop at the gallery, Janes work can still be found at the Boilerhouse gallery and other venues around Swanage. My knitted and crocheted work can be found at Purl & Lace in Swanage.
I have moved house to the other end of Swanage. (most stressful move I’ve ever had). I now have a smaller study so am trying to use up the wool stash which I didn’t realise was so big until I came to pack it all up to move.
Running is a bit hit and miss, mostly miss at the moment.
We came through the terrible winter virtually unscathed apart from needing a new aerial, so lucky.
Julie and I ran some learn to crochet workshops leading up to Christmas, and I ran a sewing shop in the new year.
I’ve designed a couple of baby patterns.
Made lots of knitted and crocheted items for myself and for Purl & lace.
Summer season started today as the schools have broken up and the weather is extremely hot.
The dog is either paddling or lying in the cool around the house.
I’m gradually moving the free patterns to this site
Once agin there is so much water lying around that the wellies have been in full use. On the picture of the welliesI hope you can see the wet mark as to how deep the water was on some of the paths. Any way the dog doesn’t care, love paddling and drinking his way through the puddles.
His summer allergies have cleared up and we are Hopefully back to normal until next summer.
Not much beach walking at the moment as we are in the middle of spring tides but should get back to normal next week. When it’s not raining or hailstones – yesterday!!! – the sun is out and its like summer with a little chill in the air. The beach on Monday was packed with people walking on what little bit on sand was available.
Have also met up with a couple of dog walkers who I rarely see over the summer, good to seem them and catch up. They have gained a new puppy friend and have lost a dear friend.
The deer are supplying the background noise at the moment but are not visible apart from the one in the photograph below.
Jaffa also went on his holidays to the farm, came back smelly, dirty and worn out – I think he had a good time with the other dogs, horses and trails through the forest.
Also the mushrooms are popping up.
Yep its been raining yet again, but with the added gale force winds which make dog walking such a lovely experience.
The weather has been very much april showers with winds. We get patches of sunshine followed by complete downpours of rain – Squally I think is the term for this.
Just when I’d put away my wellies and rain coat I had to get them out again THIS IS JUNE where is the good weather.
This weather is good for somethings, we pass this fungus (I think it a fungus) on one part of our walk through a dense covered path, in the last week it has grown from nothing to this below. Sorry about the quality but I only had my Blackberry with me and it was fairly dark on that part of the path.
You can just see how choppy the sea was due to the wind.
Any way the dog doesn’t care about any of this as long as he doesn’t get too wet.
Begining walking in our summer walking places as we are banned from the beach for the summer.
The wood carving is of a Seahorse as there is “collection” of seahorses resident in the local bay.
The rest are taken at various points in Durlston Country Park
Yep its been raining again but we got a break this morning, having been getting wet dog walking most days last week.
The walk this morning was dry but there is a lot of water lying on the waterlogged ground.
Today was a really lovely day, the tourists came flocking in and no doubt it will be busy here this weekend. Although the breeze is cold it is really sunny with a little hazy around the water.
Pictures are from Knoll Beach and Little Sea. Also of Old Harry Rocks.
On Saturdays and Mondays we walk a retired Guide Dog who still lives with his blind owner and her new guide dog. Ingram is 12 years old, nearly 13 and since he has retired has been making the most of his retirement.
He is walked every day by a group of volunteers. Although he is an old boy he has loosened those stiff joints and now trots and runs everywhere like a young dog.
On the lead Ingram is v.v.v. very obedient but off the lead he had no recall or attention to the walker what so ever, but we forgive him.
I took him to the local beach today, its a very mild day and not much of a breeze.
Living at the coast we don’t get snow or big frosts or so I thought until last week.
Walking the dog on one of our beaches where the river water feeds into sea water what looked like foam was actually ice. Never ever seen that before.
The main beach (sea water only) was fine. Jaffa (the dog) loved it – tried eating it and decided to play in it.