Ok, so the last time I updated the blog Christmas was upon us.
I seem to have lost six weeks somewhere.
Where it went I couldn’t say.
But there is no denying that it has gone.
Christmas and New Year are but a distant memory and we are now firmly into February.
I’m going to do a short post today.
It has to be short.
If I don’t get a post out today and breathe some life back into this blog it may well expire before my eyes.
It’s difficult to write a blog post after a gap of being incommunicado.
My memory and attention span are limited.
The previous weeks at Donkey HQ passed by so quickly it is hard to believe we spent eight weeks there.
We said a sad goodbye to our host and our charges over a week ago after experiencing many great days with them under warm sunny skies.
And some not so warm sunny mornings.
We’ve taken treks and trips.
Some have worked out…………………..some haven’t!
Jojo and Filipa, two young inexperienced donkeys, made a successful day trip to the beach under the guiding hooves of Xiquito.
There really is never a dull moment when looking after them.
They all have their own personalities, friendships and foibles and it does take time to get the measure of their individual ways.
It’s been a great learning experience though and I hope to be able to spend more time with donkeys in the future.
Of all the animals we have looked after on our travels (cats, dogs, sheep, alpacas, pigs, cows) donkeys are definitely my firm favourite.
It’s not all been donkeys though.
We hired a car for three weeks and made the most of the beaches on the wild Atlantic coast.
We captured the lunar eclipse at the beach at four o’clock in the morning.
And then it was time to get back on the road.
Tim spent the last week or so back at Mikki’s campsite on the Algarve whilst I made a fleeting visit back to the UK to see my parents.
But tomorrow it’s time for pastures new.
We will miss Portugal.
But Spain awaits.
Até qualquer dia!