|Dogs in the woodland at Lake Bermejales|
The local Feria of San Juan also starts this week (Thursday) and runs through to Sunday. A great event for kids apparently and I see on the schedule there is a "foam" evening. There isn't a bullring in Alhama so I wondered if there was such a thing as a portable one when I saw the adverts for the coming bullfighting events and lo and behold - there is! It has been erected on a bit of scraped field along one of our dogs walks not far from town and is visible from the house. It's quite a thing and a tad larger than the portable round pens I'm used to!
|Portable bullring (Plaza del Torros) on one of our|
regular dog walks
|Lake Bermejales is the most spectacular colour|
in the sunlight!
We also finally discovered the gorge walk and a lovely little legend within it. Just outside of Alhama there is a little chapel built to celebrate the story. The photos of the chapel and story are included below.
|Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles|
|View of the church/convent from along|
|Inside the chapel|
I have also finally ordered two harnesses from Daphne Lewis of ChaloSulky (take a look at her website http://chalosulky.server271.com/). There is also a tab on our website about "Driving Dogs" and I plan to teach the girls to pull and later invest in a Sulky. I really hope to promote us with it and maybe attend a few events - my plan is that I will do another Camino once I have finished the walking one, with the dogs and sulky and raise sponsorship for a couple of the dog rescue groups I have helped out here.
|The ChaloSulky Suspension Sulky! Hopefully soon|
to be seen in Spain!
Watch this space for training news and video clips and information on the sponsored pull when we eventually get to it. Hopefully some of you might like to contribute when the time comes. However, first things first and we need to finish our walking Camino first and get training!!
|Rose - our first dog visitor, checking|
out the facilities
|Rose getting acquainted|
|Akina and Ndzilo at "the potholes"|
|The last pieces of fencing to go up and the pool looking|
more welcoming each day!
|The dog areas - fencing almost done|
gates in, each with their own
mini play area in addition to
the main play/agility area and
We still have some strimming and weeding to do to get the area of the kennels finished, but our neighbour's cat has had kittens under an old chair that had been dumped in the back of the garden and so we can't go there until he is ready to move them up to his house. We have a HelpX helper arriving this week - due Thursday for about a week - and hopefully we will be able to get on top of all these last things when he arrives!