Valley walk

The short walking route to Finestrat from home involves a descent on a very narrow path into a river valley then a short climb up the other side to the village. Rubí has been happy to walk that route since I discovered the path last year, but recently something has been spooking her when we get halfway down the descent and she refuses to go any further.

Donkeys June 2013 004</aDonkeys June 2013 006
To check and see what would happen with Matilde on that route, I walked her up to Finestrat on Saturday and she did the steep`descent into the valley without any problem. I have now found a good way to go up a steep hill with a donkey, and that is to walk behind holding the lead rope, so the donkey pulls me up the hill! Effortless walking.
Donkeys June 2013 007

A nice shot of Matilde with Finestrat and Puig Campana in the background.

Donkeys June 2013 017

Yesterday my friends Carl and Cait came to take away all the accumulated donkey manure: it took four hours and produced four trailer loads!

Donkeys June 2013 023Donkeys June 2013 022Donkeys June 2013 019Donkeys June 2013 018

The donkeys take an interest in a passing dachsund. The dog looks to them curiously like a miniature donkey, I suppose.

Advertisements

About Gareth Thomas

After a mixed career as an aircraft technician, London fringe theatre playwright, Franciscan friar, and secondary school teacher, I find myself looking after the needs of four donkeys in a remote location in the mountains in the Costa Blanca. I like to listen to BBC Radio 4 and the wind in the pine trees. I am writing a comedy about a school in Benidorm. My favourite film of all time is "Jean de Florette". If I had my time again I would not have spent the early 1970s working for Special Branch.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s