1: The Somerset Levels: walking with Chica…

Although Chica started life in Andalusia in Spain, most of her five years have been spent in Somerset UK. Somerset is large county (by UK standards) in the South-west of England which many people just drive through to reach the more popular holiday destinations of Devon and Cornwall. The exception being the annual influx ofContinue reading “1: The Somerset Levels: walking with Chica…”

International Podenco Day

Chica says it’s a very special day for her today. It’s International Podenco Day and that it exists at all says something about the recognition that these wonderful dogs are finally getting after being ‘the forgotten dogs of Spain’ for so long. We knew nothing about them until we got Chica and now we loveContinue reading “International Podenco Day”

Day 26 & 27: Jayena (El Bacal) to Albunuelas 32k

Another perfect morning and I took my time, re-lighting the fire to defrost both me and my socks. Ate my porridge and set off at 10.30 through more of the same as yesterday: up hills through the pines and down dry river valleys (probably good kayaking to be had here when it finally rains enough).Continue reading “Day 26 & 27: Jayena (El Bacal) to Albunuelas 32k”

Day 12: Arriate to Cuevas del Becerro 10k

Day 12 saw a late start as Tom headed for the station with Chica for the 12.50 train. Again, no problem boarding with a dog. The guard even ruffled her ears as he collected the fare. After a quick coffee in Arriate, the trail headed out into the countryside past large chicken sheds, piggeries andContinue reading “Day 12: Arriate to Cuevas del Becerro 10k”