Epiphanytide walk to Finestrat

After several weeks of short, preparatory walks with Matilde and Aitana, today is the day for attempting the eight kilometre return walk to the village. Until now I have always had some help walking Matilde with her foal, as Matilde is very strong and Aitana her foal is quite lively. There has to be a time when the pair can settle down and walk and i am hoping today is the day.

The main strategy is to load down Matilde with a few heavy rocks in the pannier bags, so she cannot go too fast, and then the weight can be jettisoned on the return journey. Pics of the walk will appear later today.

Update 2.30 pm

Made it! Photos of Matilde and Aitana in Finestrat. (The whole collection of photos is not available as I have had great difficulty uploading them. WordPress is not functioning properly at the moment.) It was a bit of a struggle! They are two very strong animals.

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About Gareth Thomas

A fairly mixed career starting as an aircraft technician and later Franciscan friar eventually led into secondary school teaching. I settled in Spain where I teach Geography part-time and spend the rest of my time looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I have two blogs: a geography blog and a donkey blog.
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4 Responses to Epiphanytide walk to Finestrat

  1. karin says:

    Ahh warm weather!! This looks lovely! Good luck with the walk. Do I detect a bit of attitude in the first pic?

  2. JabbaPapa says:

    1. cripes I LOVE your second photo in this one !!! may the Grace of God always accompany you in your pathways !!! ULTREIA !!!

    2. The “second photo” that I like so much, is now number five — such is the wibbly-wobbly world of the interwebs !!

    (Edited by blog author to save space.)

  3. Kathy says:

    Lovely pictures Bunny. I’m looking forward to the walk with all four of them :-}

  4. fizzypilgrim says:

    There is so much love in these pictures – these donks are truly wise — and happy, glowing.

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