The Longest Day

We headed up to Dartmoor on Saturday.  A beautiful day for the summer solstice, we thought the beach would be heaving. It was a good choice, Archie was in a (happy) running, shouting, jumping and stamping mood. The beauty of Dartmoor is that you can do as much running, shouting, jumping and stamping as you like without disturbing anyone. Archie was keen to walk, so keen I had problems persuading him to turn around and head for home. I eventually had to coax him with the promise of a strawberry cornetto. On the way back down we passed a horse and having got the jumping and  and stamping  out of this system Archie stood and watched the horse quietly and peacefully for about 5 minutes.

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Longest day 1


Longest day horse


The view from our picnic spot:

Longest day picnic

9 thoughts on “The Longest Day

  1. I LOVE these photos! So good to get out & free to burn off all that incredible steam. My little guy Levi is only 7 but similar in many ways with the need to run, stamp & scream. Of course it was the shortest day here on the other side of the world and we are finally starting to feel a little bit cold!

  2. Oh my word, the scenery is to die for. I am so delighted for you that Archie loves walking and also gets to do all his running, jumping etc as much as he wants to. You have captured him beautifully.

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