Today has all the promise of being a wonderful day weatherwise. There is not a breath of wind, the sun is shining, it is warm,
Our friend Peter arrives for a couple of days and we are just proposing a cruise to Penkirdge and back.
Peter arrived at 11:00 as promised in his Tesla OMG! I wasn’t actually allowed inside it but what a piece of kit! My bearded one was so excited. He and Peter went for a quick drive. This is a short kennel to beat all short kennels. It is amazing. Totally electric of course but this is only the beginning. I won’t bore you with much of the features as my bearded one hasn’t stopped talking about them, a list as long as all my arms.
One would tend to think an electric car (that’s what the humans call them) would be moderate at best in performance. Peter demonstrated this to be quite wrong. 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and it can do better than this! It can drive itself and it understands and performs virtually anything you command. It weighs two tons, mostly battery! Amazing and it is virtually free motoring.
Back to reality aboard my long kennel this can do 0-3.2 mph in 60 seconds, similar figures!
We are off on a little jaunt and our first stop tonight will be at Great Haywood. One of our favourite stopping places, at Shugborough Hall, just a few hours away.
On our way we stopped to visit Mr Marston at The Ash Tree again for some water in my case and a pint of Bank’s in their case which looked much more interesting.
After a sandwich lunch we carried on our gentle way and the weather was perfect. We arrived at Shugborough Hall at tea time.
We went on a squirrel hunt. I did not catch one, I did meet a nice chap called Michael from the Labrador tribe who went for a swim in the Trent, he wanted me to go with him but I didn’t. I also had a chat with a young cow.
My photos today are the little bridge over The Trent to Shugborough Hall and the young member of the cow family I made friends with. Her name was Ruby and I admired her ear rings.
Love Douglas x