Earlier in the week, before our trip to Caldey Island, I visited Bosherston Lily Ponds with the terrible twosome (Daisy and Tilly that is!). These form part of the beautiful National Trust estate of Stackpole, just a few miles from our holiday cottage in St Florence, near Tenby. There is a lovely walk around the lily ponds, and WELL BEHAVED dogs are allowed to join in. To begin with my two companions were extremely well behaved, waiting patiently while I fussed around changing into my walking boots and locking the car…..
Butter wouldn’t have melted in their mouths – but needless to say this good behaviour didn’t last long. We set off along an easy gravel path by the side of the largest lily pond. This must have been a wonderful sight earlier in the year when the lilies were flowering, but still a beautiful, tranquil spot….
Now, I think I might have mentioned before that Daisy doesn’t see very well, so can be easily alarmed by an unexpected movement or nudge – especially when it comes from behind. She set off fairly confidently along a long, narrow bridge spanning the whole width of the pond…..
You can just see her black furry shape in the distance. But then … outraged at being left behind (she had been busy sniffing some VERY interesting smells, so had fallen behind), Tilly charged right along the bridge at top speed and cannoned into the back of Daisy – who jumped in the air, leapt sideways, and promptly fell in! With the most enormous splash!
Then emerged from the water weed and slime looking extremely puzzled as to what exactly had happened. But then … “don’t worry Daisy, I’ll save you!” called Tilly (or would have done I’m sure if she could talk!)
Not to be outdone, Tilly hurled herself into the water and waded out to “rescue” Daisy, whom it must be admitted seemed perfectly happy where she was! After that, all that was left to do was to continue our walk down to the most beautiful beach – Broadhaven…..
Where the naughty pair could charge around to their hearts’ content!