Sat 23/12/2006 11:36 23122006156
Wild ponies on dartmoor.
Off for a walk this morning in the dog, which started out quite nicely but was then interrupted by a stray dog which followed us around for 5 minutes until Mum and I took it back down to see if we could reunite it with the owners.
Nobody in the car park recognised it but one man was able to tell us the phone number on its collar (which I'd called to on availwas) was local. So we headed over to the national trust station and talked to the ranger there. He recognised the dog and pointed us a mile down the road to the lane the owners live on.
We drove down, let the dog out and (after detaching it from my right leg) drove off fast enough that it couldn't catch up with us. The owners eventually called me back and are now presumably shouting for it from their front door. We then drove back to the car park and got fifteen minutes of actual walk in before meeting up with Dad, Mike, Tam and Tara on their way back downhill. This afternoon - lying about, lunch and more board games.