We went for a ride this morning.
Daisy rode Klængur to get him ready for Floss’ return (early December, I am so excited). I rode Haakon. We tölted along (black-and-decker black-and-decker) up to the canter track and beyond. All was good.
Before lunch, Daisy and I restacked the winter hay bales (I desperately don’t want them to go fusty – pronounce foo-stee) onto pallets and made them Iacs-proof. He tends to nibble if he happens to be in the area.
After lunch (yes, homemade soup – I am truly awesome), I took BeAnne and Loki with me to check on the Sandness herd.
Foula was looking mysterious, as ever. I love looking at this island.
Rain and sleet were in sporadic patches. We successfully dodged.
And then onto the beach. BeAnne took to the water – in winter. She is one tough cookie!
Yes, I took my camera.
Loki was pleased to be there.
I brought entertainment for BeAnne – an American bally-ball. Her favourite toy.
I love taking the dogs to to the beach.
I did not cross this stream as I did not want to fall in with an expensive camera and I could feel the sand give way.
My darling precious heaven.
I luffs her. She is my constant companion.
We met a jellyfish. I put him back into the sea feeling guilty for how we used to throw them for fun at each other as children.
Perhaps not A Good Thing.
And then we went home, via the Shetland ponies – I gave them carrots.
A good Shetland winter’s day. Riding, walking the dogs on a deserated beach and then giving carrots to Shetland ponies. What more could anyone really want?