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rosiesmum
8th November 2009, 10:21 PM
Since it was such a lovely sunny day, rather than spend the day on the computer and ignoring the housework, I decided to take Rosie and my camera out for the day. I surprised my mum by turning up at hers unexpectedly and asked her if she wanted to come with us. We set of with both dogs (Rosie and mum's dog Tara) and took the scenic route to the mountains.

Sorry, there are more pictures of scenery than dogs!

First stop was Spelga Dam:

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Then we went to Silent Valley (the man on the gate let us in for free - I asked him if my Forest Parks pass covered me, but it didn't, so as I was reaching for my purse he said to go on in - what a lovely man)

This photo is just out of the car park:

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On the walk up to the reservoir:

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Here's mum, her dog Tara, and Rosie up by the reservoir:

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Tara wanting to see what we were looking at:

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Me, Rosie and Tara - notice the look Rosie is giving Tara!

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View from the reservoir at the mountains:

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Looking back the way we came:

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As we were leaving, there was a squirrel by the gatehouse who wanted to say hello:

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Then we went on to Newcastle where I could finally let Rosie off her lead (until she found the carcass of a washed up sheep on the beach - yuck!)

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Sorry for the photo overload - I did take loads more but I didn't want to bore you too much!

The Mourne Mountains is a fantastic area and if any of you visit Co Down, make sure you visit the mountains.

Shelli
8th November 2009, 10:24 PM
Beautiful pics Sarah, thanks for sharing :p

Tania
8th November 2009, 10:45 PM
Yes they are lovely thank you fo sharing.

waldor
8th November 2009, 11:59 PM
Beautiful day , and it is nice to see the sun actually shines there.
The DH and I were in Newcastle two years ago. He played golf at Royal County Down and I planned to walk the entire 18 with him (as I usually do), but it was freeeezing (in May), dreadful wind, and then started raining, so I spent the back nine in the clubhouse guest area reading a book. The staff was lovely, bringing me hot tea and biscuits.
Nonetheless, we decided that RCD is the holy grail of golf gourses.

Thanks for sharing with us. The scenery and Mourne Mountains are so dramatic and utterly beautiful.

team bella
9th November 2009, 08:00 PM
Love the photos, so beautiful.:)

Justine
9th November 2009, 08:37 PM
Lovely pics.

heather r
9th November 2009, 08:44 PM
Beautiful country that you can enjoy! Lovely photos of scenery, your Mom, yourself and your beautiful companionscl*p

Never too many pics of such beauty.

Heather R

mounie
10th November 2009, 06:55 PM
wonderful pictures, a very beautiful landscape !!

Lani
10th November 2009, 07:04 PM
Wow, the scenery is just breathtaking!! Thanks for sharing the pictures wit hus.

Gorgeous dogs too ... of course!