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Field Trip

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Well, I’ve just got back from my first ever walk with Blue. His ‘heeling’ skills are a little rough around the edges, he tends to shoot off in any direction, similar to an inflated balloon that is released without tying a knot.

Sporting his new beefier collar I took him over into the local fields, which is all new territory to him. Carrying a huge chunk of manure seemed to please him somewhat, against my objections.

He found it quite amusing that I had to get on my hands and knees to slide under a barbed wire fence to take a short cut. He decided that getting my jacket caught wasn’t enough of a punishment, so he proceeded to jump around on my head with his muddy paws.

At least I now have half an hour of peace as he’s currently crashed out beside me on the sofa.

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March 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm

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Domain de Balme / Chamonix, France

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View from the top of the Tête de Balme chairlift, 2270m.

The first full day riding in the Balme region of Chamonix produced a stunning view from the top of the Tête de Balme chairlift.

The morning was hindered by low cloud and flat light conditions, but by early afternoon the cloud began to lift and produced an amazing view across the valley. The last remnants of the cloud hung motionless with the sunlight streaming through, producing aqua blue horizontal streams of light across the valley. Skiers and boarders dismounting the chairlift gathered to see this wonderful scene.

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March 1, 2009 at 11:28 am