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Christmas Market Friedrichshafen

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On our journey back to Titisee we stopped in Friedrichshafen and visited the Christmas market. It is a small market direct at the Bodensee.

We were a bit to early. The market opens at 12:00 o’clock under the week. We decided to explore the city.

We found some strange looking sculptures!

Some were a bit shady!

After this the humans got hungry! The found a nice Indian place! I was so happy to can rest a bit!

We were on St. Nics day in Friedrichshafen. There are decorated stalls and it smelled amazing! The humans got silly an made some funny pictures.

I met a new friend a she Husky and discovered the harbor.

And then I spotted it! The Paradise for Dogs! Look for your self!

Review

Travel

To get to the market is easy use the car park Altstadt and go out of the door. You find the market right behind a little passage. You must have some drinks to get this wrong!

Adventures

The market is central and very beautiful! It worth it to go there!

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The harbor and the city is also interesting and a must see! If it to much on the market you can walk there!

Dog friendliness

The noble doggy knight is allowed to roam every part of the market. It can be a bit crowded at the stalles. The doggy knight isn’t allowed to go foray at the food stalls or piss the decorated trees.

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Useful information

he important information about the market you find here!

The market opens under the week at 12 o’clock.

There is a nice Indian place, if you are to early and hungry!

Day 9 Bridgewater and Millendreath Beach

The day started with packing, cleaning up and controlling. I was totally confused what the fuss is about. The put my bowls in the tin can. Shall this help to feed it and where should feed I? Will we drive home? To a different place?

The metal horse buck under the weight of the things that was loaded in. My Collie Knight space shrinked significantly.

Then the travel began again. I piked out of the window. We definitiv not driving home. We arrived in a little city called Bridgewater. As usal the Lady needed to find a special pee house…. Why can she not use a bush like every other normal being.

After this business we explored the city and found many little shops and cute places.

We found some historical sights.

Some of the locals are … how shall I call this polite – different. If you will be admired you smile if someone says that there is a noachian deluge every other hunderted years that drowned the whole world.

The male human servant had bad joke time. He said after the travel I would need crane to get moved! Not funny!

The Lady is forgetful! My treat stocks are low! I brought them to a reliable merchant!

The next part was of the travel was nearly endless an than the cost line appeared!

The humans got strange again. They cleared out the metal hourse. How long will we stay here?

The brought me to the magical water again. This time was not so dumb to tasted it again!

But the got me to pose as freebooter.

We visited the local tavern. The humans ate some real crazy stuff and I could try some bits.

The evening we spend together.

Review

Here I review the travel to Englands south coast!

Travel

The travel to Bridgewater was relative easy. But the rest was needed.

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The last bit themes to never end. But if a Collie knight travels not the boringst wait stops him!

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Adventures

Bridgewater has some nice places and a shopping male!

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The Strand Millendreath Beach near to Looe ist breathtaking! I put my freebooter armor ob and entered the beach!

Dog friendlines

Bridgewater is very dog friendly. Many local humans greed a Collie Knight like a King.

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Millendreath beach is stunning like it sounds. A must for doggy knights that like to swim.

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Useful Information

Interesting Informationen over Bridgewater you find here.

Dog friendly beaches are here to discover.

More over Millendreath Beach you can find here.

For tide planing you can use this link.

Ravennaschlucht Christmas market


We were on the Ravennaschlucht Christmas market. We walked from our home through the Ravennaschlucht valley. We found on our way the top secret Santa Paws Distribution center construction side. I got assigned to represent Santa Paws on the market!

The walk was exhausting. There are so many steps! And it dangerous! There are some slippery parts. I had to protect the Lady from falling!

But the view was breathtaking! After this we entered the Christmas market. Please buy the tickets before you start walking. You stand very long if you will buy the tickets at the market.

The first thing that us greeted were the figurines of the tree kings and a beautiful light installation.

After the figurin path we moved on to the market. There are food and craftsmans stalles! Have I told you from the food? Like a Dream! There are bits of salmon, sausages, Käsespätzle (cheese noodles), Raclette, mulled wine and many more options! It smells so divine!

I had have the opportunity to pose with St. Nikolaus! Santa Paws meets St. Nic!

The lighting of the market was stunning!

We strengthen us with some Käsespätzle in a waffle. The Lady ate the Spätzle and I got the waffle! I tried to get some Spätzle, but the Lady refused. But I got the waffle!

The bus shuttle must booked in this year. We decided to walk back home via the Löffeltal path.

Review

Travel

The walk to the market via the Ravennaschlucht is not easy. The humans must wear hicking gear and solid boots. As doggy knight you must be free from giddiness and saves on the stairs. It is very slippery. Be careful where you put your paws. In the dark the way get harder. Please use the tarred path (Löffeltalweg) to Hinterzarten, if it got dark! The tarred path is not lighted until Hinterzarten. Take a light with you or use the bus shuttle!

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Adventures

The figurin path worth a look.

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The market is beautiful especially the lighting!

Dog friendliness

The noble doggy knight is allowed to roam every part of the market. It can be a bit crowded at the stalles. The doggy knight isn’t allowed to go foray at the food stalls.

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Useful informations

The important information about the market you find here!

Be aware that the bus shuttle must be pre booked.

The market opens only at weekends

Day 8 – Bristol und Newport

What by the everloving Lord has gotten in the humans heads! It is 5 o’clock in the morning after staying late in London! Let a poor Collie knight get his beauty sleep! If you have this kind of servants you not need a foe anymore.

They started the tin can and the drove in the dark of the night to a residential area. And then! The Lady disappeared and I was alone with the male Servant! I was shell shocked! I start to whine. But she refused to come back! The night was so short and now I am alone with him! OMD he often don’t know how he must order his feets and more often he lose the orientation. How should we find our way back to the Lady?

I think those are the dreaded team building measures! I was advised to shine and stay quiet if this happened. Please dog goddess don’t make it to hard!

He brought me to a park, a tower and a port. It is hard not forget a part of the way!

Like I expect. It was painstaking to find our way back!

I was so glad, as the Lady cames back of the get to know meeting with local business people. Some of the new acquaintances admired me! I like to be in the spotlight.

After this we started to explore the area. We saw the University of Bristol and a shopping district. Unfortunately most things were closed because it was still early. And who knows the Lady… will know that she need a puddle place. The servant don’t under stand the problem of small bladders and hold it. Maybe he is like a dog that is often let allown and his bladder is three times bigger than hers or mine…

We found a little Café and had breakfast. My behavior was spot on. I should get a spot in the dog magazine for this.

We walked a bit in the city and found some churches.

And a lovely market. I could explore the outside parts and one human at a time looked in the inside part. I liked it a lot.

After this we looked a bit further, but found nothing real fascinating. It was early then we decided to give a second city a try. We started in direction Cardiff, but there was a traffic jam on the motorway and we mast plan new. We found our way to Newport instead.

Newport is a little industry and port city. It has a big shopping mile and hudad purchases a new Tippomator 500 this time with touch screen.

We strolled through the city to find something to eat and a puddle place for humom again. We got a bit away from the city center and found residential areas. The lady got a bit aggressive after long search for food and puddle place. Theme to me a bit painful to wait so long. The servants ears shaked as she roar. Maybe it is not so ideal to wait until it hurts. After searching she found a restaurant unfortunately it was so late that the food was out, but the puddle problem was resolved. We found now the big transport bridge and take some shots. I am only a little Collie knight but I think it don’t worth the trouble. But the male Servant thinks different.

There was a Inn “near” by. We toke a side and the male servant started to run if the hound of hell where following him. I head to stop him. The Lady was close behind me. I was so a stupid fool! I followed him and don’t take a stop at the kitchen or the meet buffet!

I got caught before I stopped him or could raid the kitchen! And the I was tied to the flower! I am a fearless knight not a worthless born low!

After this incident we went back to the metal horse. We reached our destination and the humans found a sign to the castle. The decide to go to it! Without asking me!

I am a tired Collie knight and this is more walking!

But there are so beautiful mosaics. This worth the trouble! Look at the dogs and the sausages chain!

After we arrived at our Inn the humans start to pack up again. I started to know the land and know we moving again? Where will we go? Go we home?

Review

To day I review to totally different cities. Bristol and Newport.

Travel

The travel to Bristol was short and confi. There were only a few other cares so early in the morning.

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Travel to Newport was harder. We got a traffic jam on the only big motorway. That slows the travel down.

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Adventures

Bristol is interesting. There are parks and monuments to explore. Unfortunately the area of interest is small. The market was nice. But as collie knight you are not allowed in the market hall. Outside you can explore interesting stalles.

That the Lady let us alone, was an huge insolence!

Newport is interesting and huge industry city. You must plan where and when you get something to eat. The transport bridge is very far away of the city center. Eat, drink and make your puddle before you start.

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Dog friendliness

Both cities have less drinking spots for a collie knight. Take you water bottle with you. You can explore many sights and details if you watch for it.

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Useful informations

Dogs are not allowed of some areas of the University campus of bristol.

Don’t forget to pack something to drink.

Infos about the Newport transport bridge are here.

Day 7 – London

Dear reader of my chronicles! You couldn’t imagine what adventure I had have! I, Sir Lucien Barkalot traveled to London. My biggest, epicst and fantasticts adventure!

The day started with a short pipi trip around the inn. The human stuff started to get moving. We drove to Stroud again and I was a bit suspicious. The same place why such a hurry?

The humans search for something to eat. The found IT! You will ask what it is? The got french fries in the morning and something delicious smelling.

The we moved to the metal dragon gate way! I heard there loud roar! I saw them and heard them by my self! I start to bark against it! But it was louder then me!

The servant made a bad joke. He put me on a tonne scale! He mentioned that I got fat!

The scale moved and stopped functioning! It was crushed by my beauty and elegance!

The we moved in the tummy of the metal dragon! Many watched me and were impressed of my good behavior!

Inside the metal dragon was a guard. He was so busy to check the passports that he nearly stepped tree times on my tail! The lady tried to protect me! She barked loud “MIND THE TAIL!” That could be a new meme!

Shortly after we arrived at Paddington station.

After a short pip stop, I got dressed to impress the people of London. We found a very lovely boat. I needed to have a picture with it!

The we start our sight seeing tour through London. We start with the Hyde park! One big green isle in the big city. Suddenly it was not so nice because there were big clean up work after the queens burial. It was very interesting to watch the logistic behind this, but there many areas that was locked.

The Lady was looking for the Speakers Corner. She was there as young lady with her tutoration class. Suddenly the Corner was not there at the moment.

The epic search started! The Lady was looking for a place for her puddle. But as Lady she seams to have demands. I showed her many bushes but she desired to walk back to the center of the Hyde park to decide of the puddle house of her liking.

We discovered the Serpentine. There were lots of birds and stuff. I tried to win a barking battle against a swan! The I tested the water. It tasted not bad.

Then we started to go to the Buckingham Palace. I wanted a picture with a royal guard!

We found the Rose Garden on our way. It is a very nice place!

We found lots of monuments on the way! I made pictures with the eternal flames, Wellington and some impressive gates!

We found a new monument for astronauts and space travel. I posed there in a crown and was the star of some tourist groups!

The Buckingham Palace where locked to. I could see a royal guard but it was very far away. I was a bit disappointed!

I couldn’t offer the Queen my service, but I tried to do speak with the king! I barked as loud I could that I would help to protect him. Sadly, I got no answer until now.

Then we walked to Westminster Abby. I posed again and got many new admirer.

The next point was Big Ben and the Parliament. It was incredible! So many people liked to see me and made photos! The servant bend his knees and laied on the ground to make impressive pictures of me!

At the parliament we met police officers. For some moments I shared there duty to protect the institution.

We moved on to the Downing Street. On locked area more. The humans say that the precautions rised a lot in the last 10 Years. There were a lot of police officers, barriers and guards in London.

The next stop was the London Eye and the Themse.

We met a tin man. I tried to speak with him and put some Pounds in his box. He need may need new oil. A good heart he had already.

Then I got something special! Cocos frozen yogurt! It was so delicious!

I requested more but the human stuff ignored me! They ignored me!

The Lady need a puddle place again! I tell you don’t travel with female humans. The need often a puddle place and the get bitchy, if the must wait! She left and and I was alone with the servant in London! OMD how should I protect him?

We found interesting pieces of art.

The next stop was the Globe Theater. The closed some minutes. I tried to get a role but the have no place for an incredible actor like me. But my picture cards were gone like warm bread.

We moved on to the OXO-Tower!

We found a prison museum, a ship and big places and streets. We moved on to the London Bridge!

We found a tree with apes midth in the way in the city. I don’t know why human primates are so interested in none human ones. Maybe it is like I see a wolf. But that was boring.

We met a city tour guide. He likes me very lot. I posed for him.

The we moved on to the London bridge. But our aim was the tower bridge. Yes the humans mashed up the bridges and i must walk endless!

As we finally arrived on the Tower Bridge I made some posing photos there. And next point was the tower.

I had have luck it closed. The Lady could only visit the shop and I could rest my paws!

After this we walked through a little park and tried the London Underground. The Humans tells me now that we could have taken the Underground the whole time? Are there any marbles left in there heads? Have the lost all her knowledge cookies?

Desperate I start to sleep. And then the little dragon stops and the humans start to shop again.

The we are gone back to the big metal dragon landing zone. You could guess tree times what the lady need most… yes a puddle house and now something to eat! She left again and I was alone with the male servant! I start to cry and ordered her to move instantly back!

For the sack of the doggy goddess the metal dragon arrived shortly after this indecent. I start sleeping and found me surrounded of unknown humans. The human stuff was talking and one other human thought I am a luggage bag. I changed his view as I but my nose on his jeans. The the start speaking over azure blue cloud solutions. – is it possible that the Lady can’t stop working? Is she a Border Collie for Clouds?

We arrived late, this night. I hope tomorrow we can sleep the whole day!

Review

Today I review my biggest adventure!

Travel

The drive to Stroud was okey. It gets easier if you drives the crazy roundabouts more then one time in your live.

The train travel was good. Please make a reservation of a seat with desk. There is very few space for a Collie knight with out a desk.

Walk through London was amazing and the Underground, too.

Adventures

The sights are mind blowing. The Big Ben, the London Eye, Westminster. Inform yourself before you go to a sight. E.g. the Tower you can only look from outside.

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Dog friendliness

You can walk and sea a lot in London. Please don’t forget a fresh water bowl.

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Useful information

Don’t use the car to get into London. Drive to a smaller city and use the train.

Plan your route before you arrive. London is very huge! Use a map like this.

Some sights closing very early, e.g. the Tower.

Don’t forget water for humans and doggy knights.

The Underground is good alternative to walking. Use entrances with a lift or a real stair way.

Day6 – Bath?! – Better Stroud

The day of the noble Sir Lucien Barkalot started with a walk to Badminton the way was a long a big street. I found tracks of other dogs. I saw horses and rabbits.

I expected of Badminton that there are many Badminton courts. Suddenly I found none. But I have searched the whole village. We met free roaming dogs and horses! The local Post Office has yummy sandwiches and a Lady that loved to see a collie! The have also a book series Rocco the Rockstar! The drawings are wonderful and there are fun stories about a ex street dog. I ordered the Lady to by the whole series!

Then we walked back to our tin can and start to drive to Bath.

The lady starts the tin can and we drove over land in a nice looking city. But there seams to be a big problem. I never set a feet to the ground because there where no available stables for the metal horse. The Lady was grumpy about the Servant! Something about a Clean-Air-Zone and his selection of the stables. The dog goodness will know what that meant. The lady turned around the car and drove through small streets with hilarious maneuvers. I decided to tug my nose under the cushions and pretend not to know the swearing woman in the front seat.

After this ridiculous ride we moved on to Stroud. The decision was much better.

Stroud is a little dog friendly city where you can get spoiled a bit.

For the humans there are some possibilities to buy nippes and books. There a lots of places where I can stick my nose in and learn new things.

I got here a official English dog tag. I learned that all dogs must have a plate where the name and the phone number must be on. The humans ask the local cobbler/locksmith to make me one. Now I fit in like a local!

And the end we found a very good Japanese. I was very welcome and could try some japaneas bits. The brought me a bowl and offered some chicken treats. Suddenly I must pass the treat. It is not good for my skin. But the noodles and the could white thing were very good!

We visited some churches in Stroud and met some local assistance dogs.

After a long day we started to travel back to holiday residence. I was so brave to go over the giant wooden bridge to cross the train tracks. It was moving under my feets!

Review

Today I review some new travel marks.

Travel

The foot path to Badminton was near a big road. From time to time there were a car next to us and we must be aware of some dog poop that was not cleaned up. But as a morning walk it is okey.

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To drive to bath is a bad idea. The car park situation is bad and If there is a diversion the chaos is perfect.

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The travel to Stroud goes over many small roads and the roundabouts at the train station are pure madness. But it is so much easier to reach as Bath.

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Adventures

The Post Office and the free roaming animals are very exiting. If you could go to a morning walk there it is good. Travel extra to Badminton? I would they not needed.

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Bath owns zero bones. We saw nothing and had have big trouble.

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Stroud was the highlight of the day. But not very exciting. If you have time and you are near visit the city.

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Dog friendliness

Badminton is good to walk as collie knight. You can see some interesting things and smell other animals. But there is no really amazing thing for a dog.

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Bath we couldn’t review in this category.

Stroud was very nice. There were water bowls for thirsty collie knights in different places and the Restaurants allow to sit by your human stuff.

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Useful information

At the Post-Office there are tasty Sandwiches! Here you can by Rocco the Rockstar! Reading recommendation.

Don’t try to reach Bath my car and be aware of the clean air zones.

Tasty food for the humans you find here!

Day 5 – Pembroke and Tenby

A new day raised on my incredible journey through England. The human stuff walked with me to the local merchant. There is no better in miles. He is so famous that he got his own traffic sign!

The human stuff wolfed down pastries. I must watch them. I cried to get one too! What have I got? Little crumbs! How should a Collie Knight be strong without good fuel!

The we drove to the merchant for Collie Knight equipment! The lady bought something new for me. It is called Peanut Butter! It is so disgusting! The lady lost her taste!

The the journey of the day started. I was total flashed that we drive to Pembroke. There is the origin of my relatives – the Corgis!

I hoped to see some of the Corgi family. Unfortunately, no Corgi was in sight! May be they all traveled to their country estate.

I got many admirers, especially old ladies can’t stop to stroke my fur.

They have a special merchant for Collie Knights in Pembroke! I checked it out immediately!

After this we walked to the Pembroke Castle! My memorabilia got out like hot cake. Many people takes photos from me!

We explored the big castle. Everywhere are new interesting things to see. There a short information films. Did you know that humans have high frequent pack bitings? Could they not stop? Is there no natural bite inhibition? Is the world to small?

After this shocking revelation we got some souvenirs from the shops. There were even more admirers and my portrait got cult status!

We visited a local church too. The architecture is very different to German ones.

We come back to our tin can packed. Then we drove to Tenby.

We saw the beautiful city center and the lady brought me to my second beach ever.

I saw the big water and tasted it. Disgusting again. This side of the big puddle is salty to! The magic must be incredible strong to temper so much water!

I get to know many new dog folks! The lesser where running after a ball and swam in this magic water. Maybe if you swim often you get super powers.

I decided it is more fun to run over the sand and explore the rocks.

The lady and her husband collected stones and shells.

The we found a pavilion and the local castle. There was a big statue.

After this exhausted adventures we were ready for food. We found a incredibly local Inn the Harbwr brewery!

Dogs are very welcome and the have a special menu for dogs! Sausages could extra brought to the table!

I managed to steal some piece of fish from the Lady, and some chips dropped to. But there are only very small samples! The don’t count for the open reparation!

We had a very good time. More portrait cards of me got a new home. Sliced bread was yesterday my memorables are better.

As the night falls the Lady started the travel back to Acton Turville.

I got some dried fish for dinner. The Lady was very meanly she thought I wouldn’t notice if she put this disgusting peanut butter under my fish! Not with me! Remove the crap!

What will happen tomorrow? A new Castle, a new City or go we home?

Review

Today my focus is on the adventure part. You can see a lot in a short amount of time in England.

Travel

The travel was a bit longer but you could see many different interesting sights from the car window.

Adventures

Pembroke is a very beautiful city. Sadly, I saw no Corgi.

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The Pembroke Castle worth every driving trouble. If you have the possibility visit it. The installations are fascinating and informative.

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Tenby has a beautiful dog beach. There you can meet other knights and other lifeguards!

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The City of Tenby is very nice. Small streets and lots of shops. The Harbwr Brewery is the food place for a Collie Knight and his human stuff. The serve extra dog sausages.

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Dog friendliness

Pembroke is very dog friendly. But you should start early. The shops and sights close often at/before 17.00.

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Tenby is even more dog friendly. There are beaches and big parks to walk and sniff. Everywhere there is something interesting.

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Useful information

Please mind the opening hours. Some shops and sights closes add 16.00.

Pambroke Castle worth a visit!

The Castle Beach in Tenby is very dog friendly. Please beware of the parting in dog and human beach. The wrong sight is very pricey.

If you will eat dog friendly visit Harbwr Brewery.

Halloween 2022

Today is a important day! The vail between the worlds is thin! Pumpkin, incense and magic are in the air. To day we Collie Paladin are needed most.

Evil ghosts, werewolves and demons are near and try to breach the vail!

We Paladine watch as silent guardians the vail and the portals. We are that stand between the danger and this world!

To get the title paladin you must do a lot! Start you training early puppy!

I trained the art of sword fight, running like the wind, tactics and master the drama play!

But that’s only one part! You need magic! Incredible magic! I found a wise teacher. I learned three years – How to hold the wand! How to find the knowledge! How to draw a runes! How to craft the spells. It was a hard time!

The old master reminded me often to the story of the warlocks apprentice! What a shame!

Okey… okey he was right. I managed do let the dinner disappear with my spells. And that not more then one time.

My master saw that I need more influence and knowledge from other cultures. So he send me and two human servants to Great Britain. That was a Trip!

I studied the English and Welsh mythical creature and magic places. I found my first familiar in Tintagle. His name is Chorny Shong! He is a little cornish dragon!

I fought a big red welsh dragon and found a hidden portal to the demon world in a castle ruin!

Back in Germany Eulalia Owl and Furgi Curgi found there way to me. Now I have three very strong familiars!

The old master was proud of me and he said I am ready for my own master wand and may master robe.

He gave me a mini caldron. It was instantly taken by Corny Shong. The old master thinks I have no talent for the alchemists caldron. It seams my dragon is on the same page…

Now I can call my self Lucien the wizard of Woof

I hope to do good with my magic. Like I oathed at my rite.

Day 4 – Westbirt Arboretum and Gloucester

The 4th day of my journey started with a Lady that suffered from insomnia. She worked with the digital magic machine T460s and wrote down the first parts of my adventures. I, the noble Sir Lucien Barkalot, demonstrated how to sleep right and ignored the crazy Lady! It was dark and all birds are sleeping! Not a time to move a paw.

We started the real day with a little walk over the path nearby. Suddenly lots of horseless vehicles were around and it was not so enjoyable.

Today is a special day in Great Britain. The Queen get buried and many Offices, Shops, Pubs and public places are closed.

We researched a bit and we found that the Westbirt Arboretum has open. We saddled our tin can and drives there. For all that not now what a Arboretum is. A Arboretum is like a university for trees. There will be schooling of young ents and very rear trees that are to good for a normal tree nursery.

There are big areas where I can walk without leash and meet new friends. There are many interesting trees and you can gain knowledge over them.

There is a branch library available. You can test different and rate them for chewety. I can say that the all taste and feel different. Everyone must retry the experiment!

We walked some hours through the more or less thick woods. We got all tired and thirsty. The humans lead me to a foodstation and there was a freshwater construct where I could drink the best water in the park.

The human stuff eat like kings! The Lady had have fish! But she refused to share it with me! I am shocked!

To show you that I can more then bark, I used my magic to color the leafs. And as you see the leafs started to get yellow and red. The will need some extra days but then the will be incredible beautiful.

I get to know a white Shepard lady! She smelled so amazing that I lost my head. We played a bit but her human stuff had have a little one that needed to be cleaned. It smelled disgusting! So the lady had to go and took a part of my heart. Now I have a broken heart and suffer.

The I met a baby Border Collie. He has no manors. I schooled him but he ignored me and play attacked his best Basset friend. He showed no interest in my knowledge, so I will not teach him anymore!

After this we decided to go to a city – Gloucester – nearby.

Because of the burial of the Queen was the city a ghost city. Many shops were closed and a pub hard to find.

We visited churches, monuments and buildings while we searched for a suitable pub.

We meet humans that are different from the standard humans. I was glad to trade trick for treat for them.

At the end we found the docks. A real highlight. There are ships and machines to discover and touch.

We found a little pub >The Tank<. There we were welcome from the first minute. Many humans and doggies wanted to make friends with me.

I got the first part of my reparation payment. I don’t got the fish part, but the chips part and some veggi burger rains on me. It was delicious! I recommend this pub!

The we got back to our inn. I got my supper and i started to sleep. And you can guess what have the humans done? The start the heating and it started the fire alarm! Who has such stuff – needs no enemy!

Review

I review today the the special day – The queens burial.

Travel

The short trips were very comfortable.

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Adventures

The Westonbirt Arboretum is a must see for dogs. At best you enjoy at least a half day there!

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Gloucester is a beautiful city and you see a lot there. After every corner you find something interesting.

Dog friendliness

For dogs is the tree university a highlight. Without a leash a real big area waits to get discovered. You meet very interesting people and dogs there. The humans can learn some important lectors about the woods and trees there.

Gloucester is very dog friendly. You shouldn’t forget something to drink you can’t get easy something to drink as collie knight.

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Useful tips

Here you can read more about the tree university.

Don’t forget to prepare some drinks for knights and humans. On warm days you dehydrate quickly.

Gloucester has a interesting website. Here you can get more information about events and Gloucester.

At the docks is the Tank-Pub. Dogs and Humans are here welcome and the food is amazing!

Day 3 – Tri-Castle-Tour and Abergravenny

Today is the 3rd day of travel throught the land of my ancestors. The humans supprised me with my first trip to wales! The kingdom of mighty warlocks and dreaded dragons!
The place where the faeries rides on Corgi back trough the land!

The Stuff woke me to a far better time as yesterday. The Lady showed me Acton Turville, the village where we stay the next few days. We met some local country workers. An older man told us the history of the town. Some of the people couln’t turn there eyes of such a noble being like me. The greeted me with respect and friendliness. In exchange for good cookies I let them pad my head.

After this little get to know, we started with our journey to the epic Tir-Castles!

We started our carriage and I could see the landscape. The first stop was White Castle. I was really surprised as I saw the mighty walls, the draw bridges and the ditch. There are many places to snif and explore! I met some local journey man. My shining armor fascinates human and doggy puppies equally.

The Lady has shared her secret cookie stock with me!

I bestow some human puppy a business card of me! She was over the moon. I think I will do this more while traveling!

Then we moved on to Skenfrith Castle. This ruin is in not so good shape like white castle. But the central tower and the water gate are very nice. Bevor the castle is a little river where the locals take a swim. I stopped and drank some of the tasty water.

The little river is a good place at warm and sunny days.

Near by is a beautiful “St Bridget`s Church”. Take your time and visit the church too.

The last castle today was Grosmont Castle. Here you can see big and nice parks. You can stretch your legs. The castle ruin self has a ditch a incredible gate and some walls standing.

The last Castle we visited was Grosmont Castle. There you can observer the beautiful park area. The castle it self has a deep moat and a wonderful gate.

To scare all at halowen you can find a Jack-O-Latern out of stone!

My bark was loud and strong as I send the welsh dragon tief packing! The Lady has not seen him! But I sniffed him out. The Lady said I should stop to be so childish! But the dragon was there! I am sure!

After this adventure we were hungry and thirsty. We found some dog friendly pup and I get to no a local border collie. Unfortunately, the pup doesn’t serve food with out reservation.

So we drank some lemonade and we moved on to Abergravenny a little city near by.

What should I say. The humans would not survive alone! The don’t know how to find food! They say that they are hungry and then they don’t go to an in or pup! They must look in Dog-Trust-Shops, Penny-Markets and came out with non eatable stuff.

The the found a food festival but there were no dogs allowed. I would see one goes in and brings pray for all… but this kind of intelligence the humans hadn’t developed yet.

So the wandered hungry through the city of Abergravenny. The lady hears music so she started to dance like the rats in the fairy tail…

At least we found a snack stand out of the festival. And the humans get something to eat and reboot there brain cells. And then the drop some of the food!

Their misfortune is my luck! I cleaned it up. That reminds me that I haven’t got some Fish & Chips yet. The humans had promised me at the begin of our travels! I must rise the reparation to 3 times Fish & Chips!

Then we looked to a local crafts market! The people liked me there and I found some new friends. I called them with my loud voice.

But at this time my paws started to hurt. We traveled and walked so long! The human stuff bought some nice things on the market.

After this we traveled back to our inn. I was so happy that we stopped walking. But what? The humans start to make a fuss and hurried to the local pup. And for what?! The must learn that the are to late for food serving again! Why must I walk for this news!

Then the cooked and I could finally rest.

Please oh dog goodness… less walking tomorrow!

Review

This day was packed with activities in England and Wales! I will review them for you my audience.

Travel

Today we drive less! And we have seen interesting landscape. The gigantic bridge was on of my highlights. At some points the lady must circle a bit.

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Adventurs

We have seen three castles in one tour! I recommend that! The castles were three nice ruins and a collie knight could explore all of then an find interesting spots! I met many new human and doggy friends. There were relaxing places as well! Don’t forget the food and water logistic! Not feeded humans are worse then not feeded puppies!

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Abergravenny is a nice town. You can find many interesting places, especially the food festival and the craftsman market! Suddenly as Collie knight you are not allowed to got to the food stalls.

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Dog friendliness

The Tri-Castle-Tour is very dog friendly. I met many furry and non furry friends! The castles are good accessible, especially for old dogs. There is enough space if some not so friendly dog appears. Don’t forget filled water bottles!

Abergravenny is a town where some water bowls call for a quick sib. You can rome through the streets and find interesting things behind every corner. At the craftsman market dogs are welcome!

Useful tips

You can make the Tri-Castle-Tour by car without a problem in a day. If you have a active dog that enjoys long walking you can try it per foot.

Please remember to bring water for dogs and humans to this tour!

The Abergravenny Food Festival and the craftsman market is a must have to visit. Split up to get food on there!