Sometimes I plop the dogs in the car and drive to a different walking place because we get very bored with the same old neighbourhood walk. Well. I get very bored and I imagine that the dogs get bored as well. So off we went —
We found ourselves at Waverley Abbey. These are the ruins of a Cistercian abbey, started in Surrey, in 1128. I’ve written of the abbey before and I never get tired of visiting this special place. You can see the remains of monks sleeping quarters and even see the little nooks in the walls where the monks put their lit candles near their beds!
It was a peaceful day with very few people and no other dogs around, which is key for us on a walk because Miss Daisy can really carry on when she sees other canines out and about. I sat down on a big rock and watched a man work on a painting of the remains of the chapel.
A selfie of Daisy and me. Skye is was off exploring the tall grasses and tress and stone walls near our resting spot. Daisy is always happy to sit on my lap and sniff the air.
When we got home, Skye jumped on the bed and made a nest for herself with a duvet. She covers herself up when she gets into bed and it always makes me laugh. But she is a short haired dog, after all, and she feels a chill every now and then.
And that was our afternoon, on a warm August day.
I hope you are finding space for some peaceful hours, too.