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cecily
30th December 2008, 06:22 PM
We were wandering through the woods earlier today in the far reaches of County Cavan, when who should we come across but two beautiful Blenheims and a handsome ruby. Unusual to say the least, and we were suspecting it might be a cavaliertalk member, and true enough it was Amanda and her brood!!

I went to the special effort of bringing my father-in-laws good camera only to discover that
(a): I can't really work it, and
(b): the battery was almost flat.

Here are some of the photos that didn't come out TOO blurry :lol:
We just started letting Dora off the lead for the first time yesterday. She's been really good, but best of all she just LOVES to race Dougal (which is why a lot of the photos were blurry!)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari1.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari4.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari7.jpg

We met a lovely chocolate lab who followed us for a while wanting us to throw a stick. He also made the swan hiss in a rather scary way.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari3.jpg

Amanda's Archie, who had a wet greeting for Billy
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari8.jpg

The waterfall. Elliot climbing up the bank.
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari9.jpg

Amanda's Millie, and the waterfall
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari10.jpg

Dora & Elliot
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari11.jpg

Blenheim Heaven!! Dora, Millie, Elliot (with a special appearance by Archie on the right!)
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i224/cecilymurray/dunari12.jpg

Nicki
30th December 2008, 07:47 PM
Oh how wonderful, what a lovely surprise to meet up with another CT member :D

So glad you had a good time, and thank you for sharing the photos.

Sabby
30th December 2008, 07:58 PM
Looks like they are having a lot of fun. I love seeing all these Cavaliers together, and what beautiful place you live at.

amanda L
30th December 2008, 08:32 PM
Super pics Cecily, thanks for posting:), my camera battery was competely dead. Elliot, Millie and Alfie were delighted to meet Dougal and Dora again, they all had such fun:D. Now for the next cavvie walk........:dogwlk::paw:

Lani
30th December 2008, 09:14 PM
What great pics!!! How fun that you met up & in such a beautiful place!!

I love the pics with the waterfalls! What a nice place to walk the dogs.

ice-cavi
30th December 2008, 10:30 PM
How lucky were you!...:)

LovesCavaliers
30th December 2008, 10:53 PM
Fab pics. I can virtually hear the waterfall and the rustling leaves. Wonderful!

Karlin
30th December 2008, 11:15 PM
How fun! Oh lets organise a walk there! I'd love to do that. How far would it be from Dublin to drive?

I am glad to see two of the crowd are also Irish Cavalier Rescue dogs -- Dora and Archie. :D

Jaspar and Leo would LOVE water and waterfalls... :dogwlk:

cecily
30th December 2008, 11:24 PM
Yeah Karlin, they would LOVE it :D It's great because there's no roads nearby. Amanda said it only took about an hour, straight up the M1 and off at the Ardee exit. Or if you come the N3 via Dunshaughlin, Navan it would probably take a little over an hour from Blanchardstown (on a Sunday with no traffic). Maybe a Sunday in January? (obviously I suppose, since January is officially 24 and a half hours away!!! :eek:

Mom of Jato
31st December 2008, 02:38 AM
Looks like fun was had by all. What a beautiful place to walk- I love the waterfalls. The dogs look beautiful, with big smiles on their faces. :luv:

brotymo
31st December 2008, 04:09 AM
what gorgeous photos and what fun! Now I have more reason to visit Ireland.1

Shelli
31st December 2008, 09:41 AM
Looks like they had great fun, and what a nice surprise to bump into another cavtalk member :)

Karlin
31st December 2008, 09:50 AM
Well if it is a nice weekend I might go up this Sunday before work starts again! What forest were you in?

cecily
31st December 2008, 10:08 AM
Dun a Ri forest park, about a mile outside the town of Kingscourt, Co. Cavan. It's on the carrickmacross road... from Kingscourt it should be signposted, or it's on the same road as Cabra Castle.
http://www.coillte.ie/index.php?id=915

We'd love to join you on Sunday if you're going :D

Karlin
31st December 2008, 10:14 AM
Met Eireann is predicting dry and cold with some sunshine right now for SUnday -- if that forecast for SUnday still looks the same on Saturday, let's do it!

I think this is where Tara and Lisa did a dog walk a while back but I couldn't get away that weekend.

amanda L
31st December 2008, 11:42 AM
Ooh great, another cavtrip to Dun a Ri :dogwlk:, we'd love to go along too, its such a lovely walk. It took us an hour to get up, and less to get home because we knew the way then ;)