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Camping!

I just returned from a weekend camping with M. It was great! We camped in the middle of the woods:

We made some nice long walks, the countryside is awesome:

It is still winter here, you know, and we had all sorts of weather. A cold wind, there was snow and hail and fierce sunshine:

It was kind of cold, but we don’t mind that. Ha! We are tough cookies. And we have a heater in the van. In the evening I slept in the cosy warmth and M ate hot soup made of peas – very Dutch soup, that is:

The next day we made another long walk. We encountered some rather strange animals:

I had a great weekend. I love camping! I hope you had an awesome weekend too.

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Nice winter walk

We made a nice winter walk. We started in a dark forest:

I like walks in general, but this one was truly awesome because it was lined with statues of me! Like this one:

And this one:

Pretty awesome, no?

For the last part of this very long walk we went to the beach. I love the beach!

We made it home just in time before dark. I do not mind the dark of course, but M does. Back home we  had a little snack and after that a really long sleep. I had a great day!

Different walks

I love to walk. Of course I do, I am a dog! All dogs like to walk, even the ones with the stubby legs. Although they maybe prefer a leisurely stroll through the park, not a long hike in the mountains.

Anyway, we do a lot of walking, me and my humans. We go to the beach and dune forest every day and sometimes we go to a very different landscape and do some hiking there. Like we did last summer. It was awesome!

We walked high above the beautiful ocean. And in mysterious forests.

M said she sensed elves and imps. I don’t know about that, but I did smell rabbits and foxes. Even better!

There were truly magnificent paths. We walked for hours and hours. With an occasional rest, of course.

We encountered some strange objects, too.

It was wonderful. We had a great time!

 

A holiday!

What a surprise, we went on a holiday after all! M and P are very busy with our new home, so I thought we would not go on a holiday this summer. But we did! We went to the mountains! My favorite destination.

We made nice long walks along little paths. The smells and views were great. We walked up the mountains and sometimes we took an awkward machine going up – a bit like a bus or train, but these ones fly:

We encountered some pretty dangerous wildlife, too. I made sure M could pass them safely:

It was a really nice holiday! It felt like I was on the top of the world.

 

Camping bliss

We went camping, again! Great! I can’t get enough of it, so I am very glad M likes it as much as I do. Do you know what I like most of it? Every time we go camping is an Adventure in itself, because one never knows what will happen. Last time we had fighting squirrels near the van, for instance. But even if there are no Adventures, I still love it. Because when we are camping we are doing my favorite things. Like sleeping late, together in one warm bed:

And hiking! We found some very pretty paths this time:

What is more: when we are camping I guard the van. I am very good at that. No one dares to come near to our van.

I may look cute, with my pretty ears and long nose, but make no mistake: I am a ferocious guarding dog. I really like sitting next to the van like this, watching the surroundings and staring meaningfully at humans, canines and squirrels that dare come too close. They keep their distance. Good. I love camping!

Camping!

We went camping! After a short winter rest M thought it was time to pack the campervan again and I was very excited. Our camping holidays are always awesome. I jumped into the van and we were off!

We drove to the south, to a place with even more beaches and dunes than the place where we live. There are also huge man made dams to protect the land from the sea, M told me. That is where we walked first. It was a bit windy.

The first night we camped in the front garden of M’s aunt, which is just big enough to park our campervan. The aunt has a lovely house and garden and I chased all the rabbits and the deer out of her garden, to protect her pretty plants. I am sure they will not return for some time, I made it very clear they are not welcome.

The next day we walked in a wood that was filled with wild flowers:

And there was an empty beach, especially for us!

After this we moved on to a camping in the woods. There were squirrels! I had a great time watching them:

And eating them!

Okay, that is not true. I was gnawing a juicy bone M brought with us. I am telling the truth in this blog, you know, always. No fake news here!

The camping was next to a big nature reserve. Of course we went to explore it. It was really nice. More squirrels and deer and big geese in the water!

We walked for hours.

It was a very nice little camping holiday. I hope we will go again, soon!

Path-finder

I am a path-finder, a way-finder. No matter where we are, in Holland or in the mountains in a far away place: I always know the way back. Back home, or the way back to our campervan, which is home too. I do not know why I can do this – it is typically human to ask a thing like that. I just do it. It comes natural to me.

This skill is not always needed, because sometimes the paths are so obvious that even M can find them:

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But sometimes we walk in the woods or the mountains or along the coast somewhere and the paths are pretty hard to find. Sometimes there are no proper paths, only tracks made by wild animals. I find these easily, too. I lead M along the way, so we will go safely back to wherever our home is.

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