Saturday, July 10, 2010

Order from Chaos

Last week, Porridge and I stepped out for a walk to our favourite place, Chaos du Gouët
with our chums Lucy and Mol.
We were both armed with cameras, and I noticed, in the way of men in the changing room, that her apparatus was considerably larger than mine. I look forward to seeing her results on her blog. So I have decided to leave the arty blow ups alone for the moment and concentrate on action shots.

At least, that is what my new intelligent camera decided for me.

We set off along the river bank clicking away happily:

There were great big rounded rocks and flat table-like stones crying out to have a picnic eaten off them.

Some of us found the rocks a bit too big, but they were very brave.


Some of us were very interested in the swimming opportunities.


It was difficult to decide which pool to choose.


But they were all rather good.


Occasionally, sticks were retrieved.


But only if we felt like it...


Sometimes the gaps between the rocks looked too big and dangerous, especially with one's nearest and dearest on the other side of the river. The only solution was to sit down and do a lot of nervous barking...

Sometimes we even lost our chums altogether.


But then we found them again..

Well there we go, first major outing for the new camera. If you click on the pictures some of the dogs are actually in focus, which will do for now. I hope to get a bit more proficient when we go on holiday down South to Limoux...

STOP PRESS...go and see a superb slideshow of the same walk at Lucy's

9 comments:

Lucy said...

Heh, I just put a slideshow of mine up!

This goes to prove that Size is Really Not Important. My clunky camera has done no better than your slim elegant wee thing. Humble pie for dinner tonight.

Have a lovely trip!

The Crow said...

Looks like it was a great outing for all. Enjoyed all the photos, here and at Lucy's place.

marja-leena said...

Fabulous photos, and what a lovely place for an outing with friends.

amy said...

Sweet shots - I love the one of Porridge in profile, so classic.
Have a wonderful time in Limoux, it's very pretty down there with great vineyards, and Carcassonne nearby.

Rosie said...

Lucy, maybe size isnt so important but a good eye is...the slides are lovely
Hello Crow...we came home tired happy, and some of us a bit smelly...
M L Thank you for the photo encouragement. I feel I am at the start of something.
Amy that was the only one where Porridge wasn't slouching like a teenager. We have been to Carcassone before, and I feel that the presence of undervalued vineyards might be the reason that Mysweet wants to go there...I might have to shave Porridge, the temperature is forecast at 32°C

20th Century Woman said...

All the pictures on both blogs are just lovely. What a wonderful place to walk.

Zhoen said...

Glacial rocks, I assume. Always so plastic and molded. My favorites.

Rosie said...

20th and Z, I am afraid we wont be going back there for a little while because Porridge has developped mouldy trousers...

Phil said...

'Pooh Sticks Porridge' (désolée!!)