Tuesday, 13 June 2017

We are here!

See Yooo Woofers!

McDaisy, McHolly, McMay, McWendy, MacFreddy and Eric MacFerret here!

Well, we all arrived without any problems on the roads, no traffic jams or stuff like that. There were some road works that slowed us down but not for too long!

We arrived in Gretna and Old Two Legs and The Missus were going to spend some dosh at the Designer Centre but there were one or two minor problems. First the piping from the water tank sprang a leak and it was a big panic to find where it was leaking from! In the end OTL found it and plugged it all in again and Hey Presto!

No leaks!

Then the gas system would not light, it seems that when the van was serviced the engineer shut the gas off in a place that OTL didn't know existed! After some 'Tracing of Pipeworks' he found the valve and turned it on! Then he found that one of the gas bottles was empty!

Not a good thing to happen when you are on holiday!

So, wander around to the Office and purchase, at vast expense, a full bottle of gas!

Then OTL got his cup of tea!

We then found out that the water heater would only work on electric, not gas but that could wait until we planted the caravan by the sea side!

So, by the time OTL was ready to go shopping, the shops had all closed! Except the Co-op and the Chinese Takeaway!

Early next morning we were supposed to set off, like seven in the morning but because of a big meal of Plawn Balls and Plawn Clackers and a bottle of Champagne (Co-op's Best), they didn't wake up until eight!

So, by the time we were ready to go, it was nine!

Not to worry, we didn't have any ferries booked, it was all main roads all the way there!

When we arrived TM took us for a walk on the beach, I mean, this beach is enormous!

It goes on for ever!

It's got a river at each end of the beach and the sniffs are to die for!

On the way here we were  looking out of the window at the waves coming in straight off of the Atlantic, I mean, they were huge!

Atlantic Waves!
Lucky for us, we were going to a place where we are sheltered from these wave and instead we got smoooooth water!

Smooooth Water, Smoooooth Beach and this is only half of it!
 I mean, the beach is massive, like, it goes on forever and at each end there is a river!

Here is another bit and there is more to the right as well!
 One of the funny things was how the ferrets stood up to all this travelling. Well, every day OTL puts the ferrets in a travelling cage and heads off in the car to the beach on the Isle of Grain, so, they are used to the bumps and bangs of car journeys.

This time OTL had strung a hammock from the ceiling so that it rocked from side to side, something the ferrets loved!
Experts at snoozing!
 As soon as OTL had 'Planted' the caravan he took us all out for a walk, the ferrets, Holly and I, but not all together!

The ferrets just loved the new sniffs and the sand and the sea and the sea weed!

Holly and I just couldn't get enough of rolling in the sand!

We Rolled.

And then we Ran!
 Today OTL took us all the way down one end of the beach to where the river flowed to the sea. It wasn't deep and before she realised what she was doing, Holly Chops found herself half way across the river and thinking that the puddle was moving!

This puddle is going downhill!
 It was then that a Border Terrier came bounding up to see what we were doing and she even tried to pinch our sniff!

We soon sorted her out!

Clear Off to your side of the Border!
 Well, we have had loads of walks today and watched toe sea come in and go out and we are just worn out woofers, and that includes the ferrets as well!

More fun from the McGodwin's tomorrow!


McDaisy, McHolly, McMay, McWendy, MacFreddy and Eric MacFerret.