Monday, 29 August 2011

What the boys did next

Felix watches hounds and huntsman going towards Rockley - including Ermine and Eyelash, 2 of last year's puppies who are now all grown up!
The reason the Exmoor hunters are fit - we went 3 times up and down this (and you can only see a bit of the hill in this photo) in one short morning, just for starters before we really got going!
Andy on foot in hi-viz - he didn't wake up early enough to get on his horse...Kudos to our friend Mark, though, who was up at 4.30am and had individually wrapped bacon butties, buck's fizz and sweets ready for a 6.30am meet in the middle of the moor  - a great start to the day!
The weather normalises, and Charlie proves why he is such a good hunter, trucking on with Edward through the rain, wind and mud after a good gallop and trying never to let hounds out if his sight. 


jenj said...

It looks beautiful! Muddy, but beautiful. :)

For those of us living across the pond, what exactly is a bacon butty (sp?) and buck's fizz?

Nic Barker said...

Sorry Jen, I hadn't realised it would get lost in translation :-)

Bacon butty is a bacon sandwich - but I don't think you have the right sort of bacon for it in the US, or at least I've never seen the right sort of bacon when I've visited ;-) Buck's fizz is champagne and orange juice, though must admit I had straight OJ - couldn't quite face alcohol at 6.30am!

Barbara said...

Love your pics!

jenj said...

Ah... here we have BLTs (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) but I like mine with a sharp cheddar too. Not for breakfast though! And a Buck's fizz is what we call a Mimosa. But I agree, at 6:30 a.m. it would be a bit hard to stomach!

Thanks for the translation!

Nic Barker said...

We have BLTs too Jen, but they aren't really a proper butty - for a butty it has to be just bread, bacon and (maybe) red or brown sauce ;-)