LONG WALK
LONG WALK

LOWDOWN Summer 2019 page 18

LONG CAR PARK

Ashdown Forest.

Sunday 17th March 2019.

Hounds in attendance: 22.

After a week of storms and really strong winds, this Sunday morning bought some respite with a brighter forecast. Though a bit chilly and cloudy, there was a strong Spring sun. The turnout was very good with twenty-two hounds attending - some making the journey from London and distant Essex. Some we hadn't seen for a while. But as the old French Impressionists would say, 'Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder'.

It was very good to see them.

Our Chairman was recovering from cataract surgery, so was unable to attend and greet everyone. The car park was quite busy due to other dog walkers and a verdant group of St. Patrick Day runners. Didn't St. Patrick rid Ireland of leprechauns, or was that snakes?

Luckily, these little green men took a different route from us and soon disappeared from view.

Our group headed straight down the wide pathway, enjoying the bright morning and seeing the excited hounds charging about. Further along, hounds are put on leads to enable a horse and rider pass by. Greetings are exchanged. Everyone we come across seems in a very good mood.

Although the Club does this walk every year, there was some dispute amongst our 'leaders' as to the normal course we take.

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

After a week of storms and really strong winds, this Sunday morning bought some respite with a brighter forecast. Though a bit chilly and cloudy, there was a strong Spring sun. The turnout was very good with twenty-two hounds attending - some making the journey from London and distant Essex. Some we hadn't seen for a while. But as the old French Impressionists would say, 'Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder'.

It was very good to see them.

Our Chairman was recovering from cataract surgery, so was unable to attend and greet everyone. The car park was quite busy due to other dog walkers and a verdant group of St. Patrick Day runners. Didn't St. Patrick rid Ireland of leprechauns, or was that snakes?

Luckily, these little green men took a different route from us and soon disappeared from view.

Our group headed straight down the wide pathway, enjoying the bright morning and seeing the excited hounds charging about. Further along, hounds are put on leads to enable a horse and rider pass by. Greetings are exchanged. Everyone we come across seems in a very good mood.

Although the Club does this walk every year, there was some dispute amongst our 'leaders' as to the normal course we take.

Cover of the Basset Hound Owners Club newsletter Lowdown

first published in LOWDOWN

editor Tony Roberts