Mud, Dogs and Another Robin

10 Jan

We have avoided one of our routes up to The Great Flat Lode because there has been such a lot of rain and that makes for a lot of puddle dodging. There has been much less rain recently so we tried that route only to discover that it is a completely impassable quagmire as a tractor has been churning up the mud and the puddles!

We frequently pass this handful of hounds!

Another Robin sang for us on this walk.


7 responses to “Mud, Dogs and Another Robin

  1. commonprose

    January 14, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    I spy gorse, which I love. It’s considered invasive here in the States. Otherwise, I’d plant in in our yard.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 22, 2021 at 4:48 pm

      The Gorse, known in Cornwall as Furze, is getting brighter and brighter as more flowers open. Sorry you aren’t allowed to grow it as there are flowers on it all year round. 🙂

  2. nrhatch

    January 11, 2021 at 3:46 am

    Wading through muck, mud, and mire does NOT make for a marvelous walk.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 11, 2021 at 9:35 am

      Too right – and sadly we think it may be deliberate. We have walked that path for many years and often meet the farmer and his wife who cares for the horses. During the March -June lockdown we met them a number of times and they were getting fed up with the people using ‘their’ lane. We were noticing many more people on the trail and again in this lockdown. They were very upset about people feeding the horses the wrong food and said they were going to ask the council to shut the lane…..Now it is, effectively, shut. 🙁

  3. greenbenchramblings

    January 10, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    We have a favourite walk in out hamlet which we frequently walked but for over a year now it has been impassable due to destructive tractors. Such a nuisance these new oversized tractors1

  4. Heyjude

    January 10, 2021 at 7:44 pm

    Tractors make an awful mess of the lanes at this time of year. Fortunately ours are sealed, but there is still a lot of mud on them from the tractor tyres. And the off road tracks are churned up by dog walkers and horse riders! I’m thinking of driving to a nice clean beach, but worried that might not be permissible.

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 11, 2021 at 10:28 am

      That’s what we would like to do too but we are 10mins from Portreath and not sure, like you, about driving anywhere, even that close. The rules say to stay in your village or town.


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