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This is the Tube Dawg. She wanders the London Underground taking treats from tourists, spending her time riding from train to train usually on the District and Circle lines.
Some say that her owner jumped in front of a train one day in 2006 and this lonely hound has been searching for him ever since.
Or as my regular readers will know, this is actually Sydney and has featured in several of my previous photos. She’s an Australian Cattle dog, owned by John. On this day we had been walking around Richmond Park and Sydney had a well deserved rest on the ride home, sitting where she normally wouldn’t be allowed to.
Have a great weekend all.
On Sunday John and I took a day’s road trip on a whirlwind tour of the South East coast; his Australian Cattle dog, Sydney, joined us on the trip.
Our first stop was at the Mayfield Lavender Farm which I had always wanted to drop by and visit; it’s really close to London but can take ages to drive there due to the London roads.
For this shot I was lying down on the ground with bees buzzing around me; John had Sydney sit in place and wait there while I snapped away.
Such a recently taken image being processed also means that I am now the proud
father owner of a MacBook Pro. It’s very shiny! Unfortunately the external drives I had been using for the PC cannot be written to by the Mac and so need to be formatted for use. This means I have around 6TB of data floating around on 6 drives with a maximum capacity of 7TB. That’s a lot of data to be juggling around, and it takes quite a while to physically move so much from one drive to another. I’m prioritising the photo drives before moving on to the media ones.
I was up and out of the house reasonably early for a Saturday morning last week, around 7am, and my first destination was the Southbank. It’s normally teaming with tourists, but I had eggs to find so wanted to do so while it was quiet and early morning seemed to be the best choice (I returned later in the day to get a few indoor eggs once locations had opened and it was indeed busy busy busy).
Enjoying the solitude I took a walk past the London Eye/Millennium Wheel, slowly following this guy and his dog as they walked along. It’s likely due to the dog, but for some reason I thought they looked a little French to me. If it wasn’t for the landmarks I could easily have believed I was in Paris walking down the Seine.
It wasn’t too long before they presented me with this photo opportunity; the guy leaning to get all of the wheel in his shot of the Thames, and the dog adopting this pose so that the leash didn’t pull too tightly.
I loved how it turned out.
Another Friday, another dog. I won’t make a habit of this, but as I featured Pilot last Friday it’s only fair that I also now feature Sydney who was on the same road trip around Cornwall.
Sydney is an Australian Cattle dog who’s main talents are jumping, licking and eating anything that she can get her paws on. Yes Sydney, I know it was you who ate my doughnut while we were out taking photos…those sugary chops tell me everything!
At one section of the trip we visited a circle of standing stones and they felt like a decent platform for Sydney to hop onto in order to have a nice photo opportunity, so here she is.
Today I’m off work and on a small island off the East coast of England visiting an Atomic Weapons Research Establishment. I’ve heard a few people visiting the same area have had their cameras break for some unknown reason, so I’m hoping I come back not only with a few decent snaps, but with my gear in full working order as well. Have a nice weekend all.
During our trip to Cornwall, Pilot – the hound you see here – got a little sick. I guess that’s what happens when you ride around in a car all day and eat pretty much anything you find on the beach, including sand.
During the first day of my part of the trip we had just been to Cape Cornwall to take a few sunrise shots and these cows were obligingly standing around in a field waiting for us to take photos of them. Sydney, the other dog on the trip, is an Australian Cattle dog so obviously enjoyed seeing cows more than your average dog.
As you can see by Pilot’s face here, he didn’t seem too sure of them.
Have a great weekend everyone.