Friday, 4 February 2011

Norfolk - Day 3

Yesterday's militaristic theme continued today with reveille at 06:00 hours, followed almost immediately by a dog patrol in the woods. Normally we just get up and go for a walk. There were no rabbit (or enemy/member of parliament) sightings so I packed and made ready to move out. It's a straight forward affair but I now have a checklist - a short one containing three important actions:

1. Ensure power cable is disconnected.
2. Ensure skylight is closed.
3. Ensure Holly's water bowl (which sits outside the Grampervan when we are in residence) is packed.

All of which, much to my embarrasment and expense, and others' amusment, I have forgotten to carry out on more than one occasion - hence the checklist. As I get older, and if I remember, I may insert "4. Double check that Holly is on board and not outside, still attached to the rear bumper."

"If you ever drive off with her still attached then you won't need to add that to your list!" I hear you say. Well, I've thought about that and as a precaution have considered removing the rear bumper.

After dawn stand-to, ablutions and breakfast rations we moved out to a location nearby, from where we resumed woodland foot patrols. All was quiet with nothing stirring but the tree tops in the strengthening breeze.

We soon tired of the game and set off for home - our 3-day mission accomplished; impatient for the warmer weather backpacking season to arrive, I had been itching to get out and about and this lazy outing has settled me somewhat. Later this month I'll be heading for the Lake District which will be a bit more challenging. I'l be wearing my civi head too.

9 comments:

QDanT said...

Hi Brian,so your dog Holly can play the bugle ?
I don't think,even Mike's Super Dawg Bruno can do that ?

Brian Cowling said...

Err no - she's a little woofer.

Tilly said...

OMG your check list sounds so important, especially No.1 and also No.4 to be.

Brian Cowling said...

Tilly - First is indeed important. Not a good idea to drive off with 25 yards of cable in tow. It's an age thing ...

john said...

Hi Brian,
Nice to read your norfolk report as i may pass that way in the summer, and i gess you are relieved that the forest changes have been dropped so no more wasted emails.
Cheers J.P.

Brian Cowling said...

Hi John,

Regrettably, I don't trust our MPs. Stating that they've dropped the idea, or at least the consultation, doesn't convince me that it's finished with.

Brian

QDanT said...

how can you tell when a politician is lying ?
when their lips are moving !

Anonymous said...

Surely you need number 5 - don't forget the kindle..especially if it happens to be raining..hehehehehe ;)

Michelle

Brian Cowling said...

Thanks Michelle! I think you've notched up a record for me; 8 Comments (not including this one which makes it 9).

Ahh yes. Mustn't forget my Kindle. Just the thing when the rain stops play and you're all alone.

Brian