We’re Going On A Bear Hunt….

About 1.5 miles away from our Little Comfort Farm is the town of West Down.  It’s a little bit like that town in the movie Hot Fuzz.  From the farm you can walk up through some fields and up a path to get to the town….

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So we strapped on Robin and headed over the bridge and up the hill.

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I did the first leg up the first hill and had to hand him over to his dad

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There are plenty of friendly animals along the way… like Black Beauty.

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Go Black Beauty, Go!

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and the Ram from the Ram ads.

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We made it the whole way, up and down some big hills, to the village of West Down and thought we’d have a swift pint or two before heading back….

… but it was closed.

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Here is Saskia NOT holding her pint!

So, instead we popped into the dead centre of town to look at the old gravestones

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and inside the church where we nearly those people for whom the bell tolls!

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Then it was back down the stinging nettle filled lane way

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We got back to our house a little hot and sweaty, so I went straight down to the stream and popped my feet into the freezing water.

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Robin also wanted to try his feet in the water

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but it was so cold that we were able to chill our beers in there quicker than putting them in the freezer…. thanks Bear Grylls – I’m sure I saw this on an episode of his show.

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Cups of tea in the sun were enjoyed whilst we waited for the beers to be chilled.

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Which took longer than we wanted, so Nick checked the temperature again…

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and then recovered with a warm cup of tea in the sun…

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Then finally, the beers were cool enough to drink.  They weren’t bitterly, but they had to do.

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Cheers!  I’m smiling, but I can’t feel my feet from the knee down!

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