The track down the valley to the Howe was drier back at the end of the winter than it is now!
The stream or small river as it is now is just too risky to try and bike across , the dark peaty water hides the boulders that have been washed down when it's in spate.
Kathy negotiates the stepping stones which are just clear of the water, we need another bridge here!
Out with Kathy this morning on muddy tracks, her first time for a couple of months and I can safely say it was a lot drier two months ago.
The reason for her absence is the puppy above, and if that doesn't make you go awww!! then nothing will! She's now the proud owner of a Vizsla pup called Heidi who's taken over her life for the past two months but she assures me that she's nearly ready to do a bit more biking again. The long term plan is that Heidi will accompany her as she runs and bikes in the hills once she's an adult (Heidi that is, not Kathy, she'll never really grow up thank goodness!!)
Anyway already Heidi can probably accelerate faster than a Ferrari so goodness knows what she's going to be capable of in a year or so!