Friday 26 July 2019

A historical misunderstanding

En route yesterday to visit a very special friend in Dunoon, Gail and I stopped for a break in the wee town of Aberfeldy. We went for a stroll down to the handsome old bridge, where Gail asked me to "pose nicely please Bertie" (in exchange for a venison nibble) and said something about a wade.

It was a horribly hot day. At least I think 26°C is hot, even if my more southerly located friends would disagree. So I needed no second invitation to wade into the clean and cooling waters of the River Tay.

Can you believe that when I clambered back onto the bank I was berated for being a "historical ignoramus"?

Apparently Gail had been trying to tell me that the bridge was built by General Wade, and had not at all intended that I go for a paddle.

If any of my readers want to know a bit more about this Wade chappie and his bridge and road building exploits  in the 1700's, you can click here.

Meanwhile, I am looking forward to a few days of being spoiled by my favourite Aunty.


  1. you honored that general the canine way and we think you did that very good...

  2. Hari OM
    Oh yes, Bertie, the bridge is definitely worth a mention. It may have made an appearance on my pages once - that and the enormous statue behind you... See ya later wee lad &*> Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. What an interesting history lesson about that bridge and General Wade. That sure looks like a refreshing place to cool your paws Bertie.

  4. Oh my word Bertie...bless your heart...there you go with the English language and so many words sounding the same but meaning 360 degrees difference. No worries though I'm sure you dried out quickly in the ~80 degrees. I'm guessing there. Once a Dutch student told me when it was 28 C it was roughly 82 F. Easy to remember just reversed.
    Have fun with our Aunty and soak up all the spoiling and noms. Please ask Gail and Aunty to give each other X hugs from me.

  5. Certainly General Wade would have intended his name be honored in such a practical way!

  6. What a beautiful bridge! We can't imagine that anyone would mind that you waded into the water to cool down, Bertie.

  7. Sounds like an honest mistake to us Bertie! Although General Wade sure was an interesting man!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  8. Since you posed so nicely for Gail, we think she should be forgiving of your wading:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. Gail should be more succinct in her explanations. Looks like a fabulous place to walk and wade.

  10. Hey, i would have thought the same thing Bertie! butts Ma made me click on the linky, so I wouldn't be an ignoramus too....
    Have funs with Yam Aunty!!!!
    Ruby ♥

  11. Looks like a wonderful place to take a walk. Too bad the weather was just too hot. At least you hopped in the water for a little cool down. Thanks for sharing the photos and a brief history lesson. Have a great day.
    World of Animals

  12. Hahaha, that was the best misunderstanding ever! That little wade looks very refreshing!

    Your friend Kiki