Driving Around

Things to do today on the Urgent List.

I had to drop off some rugs and collect some dog food today – a 121 mile round trip!  I only found this out when I worked it out afterwards.

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It was a curate’s egg of a day.  Daisy was riding inside so I took a good audiobook (Ancient Roman crime) and off I drove.

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First stop was Shetland Equestrian Centre in Stromfirth (21 miles away).

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I wandered about and met some of the stabled ponies.

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Admired the ‘tache!

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The youngsters.

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The Oldster (what a forelock – beautiful girl).

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Rugs dropped off and I discovered the essential one was still sitting in my stable – damn.

Next, off to Burra – 16 miles down the road – to collect some dog food.  The Nutriment treats are the best and everyone canine/feline are addicted to the fishy treats.

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This is where Esja lives – Houlls Horses and Hounds, at Bridge End in Burra (another two islands away.  Luckily they are connected by bridges so no big deal really.  Just sounds good!)

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Esja is looking very good  and is much loved in her home – nice, too, to have a nose kissey and a catch up.

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It is always interesting to see the coastline from a different angle.  The far coast is the westside, I think.  I live on the other side of the far hills in the distance.

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I saw a Heron (Hegri in Shetland dialect) standing staring out to sea.

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I am fascinated by them.

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They are very hypnotic.  I love it when they fly.

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And so I wended my way home (another 35 miles as I went via Sandness to check on the ponies there),

Sandness to home – 7 miles.

Home, collect rug and back to Shetland Equestrian Centre – 21 miles
and back home again – 21 miles.

I saw some beautiful scenery en route so it was all worth it.

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