I couldn't believe my eyes this morning, dog's barking woke us up, in fact it woke everyone up it was that loud. Being nosey I lifted the blinds slightly. One of those 4 X 4's had arrived. 5 dogs were leaping about having jumped out of the boot, not small dogs either, more Lab/GSD size and then the back door was opened and another 4 appeared, all of a similar size. Crikey, 9 dogs in one vehicle that must be a record but hang on...the passenger door opened and another 3 came out of that!!! By now the noise was deafening, they could still be heard as they disappeared into the distance. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't it law to make sure a dog is secure in a vehicle either by harness or cage. I'm sure the Police would have a field day if that person was caught. This from Auto Express
If you plan to carry your dog in the car, the law is pretty straightforward. Rule 57 of the Highway Code states that you must “make sure dogs or other animals are suitably restrained” in a vehicle. So, you can’t have Bonzo wandering around the car’s cabin or sticking his head out of the window as he sees fit.
Motorhomes started leaving it wasn't even 7 am. Not us though, we wanted to give Toffee another good walk before leaving. Breakfast consisted of bacon and eggs, toast and marmalade. A decent meal to set us up for the walk. We would make for Lytham St Anne.
|MB in the middle|
Two hours later we were back. Playing with Toffee, having a coffee when we arrived at Lytham and a slow walk back because of knee pain, all took time. Our 24-hour parking ticket was up at 13.00 and with the clock ticking rapidly toward that time we left without bothering with lunch. Destination Williamson Park.
Sat Nav showed a time of 45 minutes to get there. That would have been
achievable if it hadn't been for going through Blackpool again. Now that
the weather had improved considerably from yesterday, every man and his
dog were out enjoying the sights.
Williamson Park was free. The only thing to be paid for was the Butterfly house, but I forego that because it wasn't fair to leave Ian standing outside with Toffee. Instead, a walk toward the reservoir, disappointing because of the wall surrounding it and the only gate into it was locked. We did find a small bird hide and the circular walk seemed to poop Toffee out. I don't think she was used to this much walking, she may well sleep tonight instead of wanting to play. Fingers crossed!
|The Ashton Memorial. A folly in Williamson Park, built between 1907 and 1909 by the millionaire industrialist Lord Ashton in memory of his second wife, Jessy|
|Lovely view from the park.|
Three miles from the park another CS site was found. Loo emptying and water a must. Electric hook up is always a bonus, batteries can be fully charged and the computors can be left plugged in. Off to the Lake District tomorrow, I can't remember how many years have gone by since we were last there. Really looking forward to that.