Tag: dog

1 Family. 10 Legs. 1 Rule: Keep The Sea On The Left

metal_duck_was_the_only_bird_we_saw

Walking Day 10 – Nash To Newport Transporter Bridge

I have to confess, I was weirdly excited to go on this walk. Not only was there the hope of doing a bit of bird spotting, but we were also going to walk past the Newport industrial area.  Now, as walkers, most people don’t want to hang out in industrial estates.  But honestly, not only…
Read more

gb_coastal_path_signpost

Walking Day 8 – Chepstow To Caldicot

I’m a bit late and somewhat removed from writing this blog post.  My notes have….erm….gone missing.  So I honestly can’t entirely remember the details of it!  But I’ll do my best. We were deeply excited to be on the Other Side Of The Bridge.  Having looked at the Severn Estuary for quite a few weeks,…
Read more

we-walk-to-clear-our-minds-and-free-our-souls

Walking Day 7 – Second Severn Crossing to Chepstow

We’re Stepping Over Into Wales! ‘So…..do you want to go for a walk today?’  I asked Daddy Pants somewhat tentatively.  He was fairly hungover and certainly not firing on all cylinders. ‘Ummm….’ he grunted. ‘I’m hungry.’  And I knew I had him.  If he was hungover AND hungry then it meant that he wasn’t too…
Read more

explore-the-gower-with-us

Side Quest 1 – The Gower – Day 1

The Start Of Our Family Holiday When I started this blog, I was only planning to write about my walking adventure around the GB coastline. As it’s gone on, I have become increasingly excited and in love with the experience of writing and sharing. So I thought I’d give you a window into our little 5…
Read more

such-a-glorious-bridge

Walking Day 6 – Severn Beach to the Second Severn Crossing

First Trip With Baggy Pants Baggy Pants is 4.  There are two things that rule her life and her decision-making abilities – ice cream and sunshine.  Put these two things into her day and it’s an almost guaranteeable win.  Our trip to Severn Beach was no exception.  I can’t say that we got terribly far…
Read more

nothing-like-a-jackdaw-flying-at-you

Walking Day 4 – Portbury To Avonmouth

How Charming You Are, Oh M5! If you’d asked me a week ago if I thought that I could have not just an ‘ok’ walk along the edge of the M5 – but an excellent one – then I would most definitely have said a big, fat NO!  No, no, no and no.  But some…
Read more

what-is-happening-to-portishead-railway

Walking Day 3 – Sheepway To Portbury

Cycle Path, Train Lines And Parked Cars This little bit of the ‘coastal’ walk is not really one to be attempted with small children – predominantly because you’re in danger of being flattened by commuting cyclists but also because it’s really fairly dull!  Dog wasn’t massively impressed either as it’s hard to let him off…
Read more

portishead-marina-portismed

Walking Day 2 – Portishead Salt Marches

Selling The Quest To The Family As it turned out, it wasn’t as hard to sell The Quest to The Family as I feared it might be.  Dog was an easy convert because – being a dog – he loves to walk.  Daddy Pants was initially mildly sceptical (who can blame him?) but then oddly…
Read more

dog-and-i-together-on-our-walk

Walking Day 1 – Clevedon to Portishead (6.9 miles)

  What Have I Started? ‘Do you want to have a day to yourself?  I’ll take Baggy Pants to the zoo if you do,’ Daddy Pants casually asked as he hoisted the wriggling child into leggings and a t-shirt.  I hesitated for just a second before leaping on the endless possibilities of the question. ‘YES!’…
Read more