Monday 7 December 2020

Who needs a GPS?

So here I am near the start of our Sunday walk with M and J. (Yes that's them on the path some way behind me; they're taking photos in which I don't feature, and so will obviously be of no interest to anyone...)

No doubt you want to know exactly where I am. 

I'll give you a few clues. 

The path is a disused railway line, and on one side we have the North Sea.

The geographers among you will recognise that it is low tide, and between the path and the sea is a 'wave cut platform' of rock.

(Gail says this particular clue will be of absolutely no help to anyone, but I contend it's always a mistake to underestimate one's readers). 

Anyway, looking inland we have fields and low hills (so clearly not the Highlands, duh!)

The walk begins and ends in a fishing village with a restaurant overlooking the harbour. By the way, I would like to point out it did not escape my notice how two handsome golden retrievers entered the restaurant with their owners, while I was left in the car when Gail, M and J went in to dine...

OK, I'm sure you've worked out where I am by now.

But just in case you're still struggling, here are some helpful signs... 


  1. wow that is a long tour to wander to moscow and florida...but at least in theory you can do that ;O)

  2. Well Bertie, that's a very tricky puzzle you've set for us today! However, my human and I have put our heads together, and we think that it might be Gourdon? We don't think it's any of the other places on the signpost, as some of them are rather a long way away - too far for a pleasant stroll.
    We are horrified to hear that you were left in the car when your humans went to eat! That really isn't "on" at all, and we think Gail was very remiss to leave you alone. Perhaps she was worried that the car might be stolen - that's the only way we could excuse such anti-social behaviour!

    Inca xx

  3. when you get to Florida give me a ring ring... i love that rock wall and all this beauty, what a place to wander. you are right! I am much more interested in photos with YOU in them, you make them MORE special than they are.. how dare they leave you in the car???

  4. We are guessing Gourdon, Bertie, and we think that you should have been invited into the restaurant with the Goldens!

    1. Mom used Sam's Octoberfest beer for the bread, Bertie, but she says that you can use whatever you have and she's done that before.

  5. Oh Bertie Absolutely no need for a GPS when we have a WFT!!!
    My resident Train Brain, Bryan, will enjoy this post and be very appreciative that you gave us all the wonderful details. Yep we don't need a GPS when we have a WFT!!!
    I hope and purr there was a 'doggie bag' in
    Gail's paws when she returned to the car...Just Sayin'
    Huggles (hugs and snuggles)

  6. Hari Om
    Gourdon it is... and a fine day you had - apart from the non-dining for Bertie bit... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Thanks for taking us along on your trip to Gourdon. It looks like a lovely place to visit. We can't believe you weren't allowed in to eat with everyone else.

  8. Of course, my mom and I had no earthly idea where you were, but we enjoyed the ride with you anyway!

    Your friend Rosie

  9. How did you manage to get to all of those places on one walk??? BOL

    We liked that rock platform. AND we loved your comment at My Mind's Eye today:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  10. What do you mean you didn't get taken in for a bite to eat, Bertie?? We sure hope Gail brought you a nibble!

  11. Oh, that is some brilliant sunshine my furiend! What a FABulous walkie! Hey, you could put San Jose on there at 5,048mi/8,124km ☺ nows you know the way to San Jose! BOL!!
    Ruby ♥

  12. Oh my goodness, I don’t recognize this area at all! I do come from Florida originally, so I know it’s not that! Beautiful pics :)

  13. We had to click on fishing village to see where you were. But we think judging from those signs you must be in the middle of the world.

    Our computer has been in the computer hospital for a week. But we're back now.