Thursday, September 6, 2012

What I Did on my Summer Vacation: Part 4

Background: After having just about as much "excitement" as we could handle trying to drive a houseboat around Lake Powell in 2011 (details here), we decided to go low-tech in 2012 and did 2 short walking tours in the U.K.  First we spent 3 days walking in the Lake District, crossing mountain passes to get from one night's lodging to the next.  Then we spent 4 days walking along the Ceredigion Coast of Wales.  We averaged about 7 miles and 2 hours of rain each day.  ;)  

For the next week or so, I'll be posting pictures and stories from this trip.  

Today's Theme: Other Animals

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way."  
~ John Muir

While the sheep were definitely the "headliners" of our trip, we did see some other animals...  

My least favorite was the slug.  Is this huge, or what?  Okay, maybe it's not quite B-rated horror movie huge, but it's definitely way larger than I like to meet in person!  ;)

In the Lake District, we also saw a rabbit

and a couple of pigs

In Wales, we saw more cows than sheep...

Do these guys have some prime real estate, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean (well, the Irish Sea), or what?

Here's something I don't think I've ever seen before - a baby donkey!

And there were the standard domestic animals - a cat that made us miss our own kitties...

Two dogs romping on the beach with their owners

See, Welsh dogs are just like U.S. dogs - all they want to do is play a nice game of fetch!  ;)

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