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Pippin at the Gara River

It’s late Spring. The mornings can still be a little chilly but it warms up quickly. The overnight temperature dropped to 3.4°C (38°F) a few days ago, but daytime maxima currently reach into the low 30°C (90°F ).

Longer morning walks with the dogs are a daily occurrence – until it becomes too hot 🙂 It’s an 11 km (7 mile) round trip from home to the Gara River and back along local gravel roads. Here’s Pippin, our youngest Border Collie, enjoying the view (some ducks).

Gara view

If the dogs and I were doing a 5 km morning walk, this is the halfway point at which we turn back – a view over Gara Station, Gara gorge and river. Being early morning, the low sun casts long shadows, and illuminates golden grasses.