The Travels of Mouse: homeward bound

Hello peeps, Mouse here again.

Just a quick one this morning, as Mum says she hasn’t got much time for dictation.

Lovely day yesterday. We went and fetched coffees and pastries for the humans, and met Mum’s blogging friend Aunty Kate in the Sanctum dog park, which is close to her home (Hi Aunty Kate, nose boop!). The sun shone, I ran and sniffed, the humans talked and drank coffee and in Dad’s case, sneaked me a bit of sausage roll. Then a couple of very bad mannered dogs turned up with their human which caused a bit of an interruption, but they moved into another part of the dog park so it was OK after that. Mum says you might like to know that the pastries came from Cรฉdric Corre Patisserie in Hermitage Park, in case you’re ever passing through and in urgent need of a delicious tarte au citron or galette aux pommes – or indeed, some very respectable sausage rolls.

After that we did a bit more exploring, down to Bushland Beach, which is lovely and empty, with a very shallow sloping beach so no surprise drop-offs for unsuspecting doggos. The Bushland Beach Tavern has a motel attached and is right at the beach, and the outdoor eating area overlooking a lagoon looked pretty good too, so we’ve marked that down for next time. Mum spotted some really big old fig trees which Dad says would make very good sustainable, self-renewing fences!

Last stop was a drive up to Cape Pallarenda in the north of the city. We didn’t stop and get out; it was very hot, the trails are long and doggos are not permitted as it is National Parkland, but we could see the start of it. If you love walking trails, natural beauty, bird watching and amazing views, it would be worth a visit. The view across to Magnetic Island is startlingly close, and back towards the city lets you see just how tall Castle Hill is in the background.

Right, got to go. Mum has to get moving, she says.

34 thoughts on “The Travels of Mouse: homeward bound

  1. jmcheney says:

    Mouse, your travel diary is so fun to read for one who enjoys peeping in your gorgeous & fascinating land. All your road trips are of just the sort I like too – frequent stops for regional food adventures & at scenic beauty spots, where pooches can have some fun too. And paying special attention to the interesting local flora & fauna. Thank you for sharing your observations with your faithful scribe & all of us around the whole wide world. Happy Trails to you, friend.

    • katechiconi says:

      Hello! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the trip along with us! Mum says the expression “a dog’s life” is very misleading, as this particular dog has a jolly good time. We’re home now, and I have been all around the house, sniffing carefully and lying on all the beds to make sure they were still as comfy as I remembered. It’s good to be back!

  2. Glad to read of all your adventures, although I don’t always comment. What a beautiful place you call home!

  3. Marty K says:

    Hello, Mr. Mouse! Glad you had a chance for some snifferoos, a bit of a run, and some sausage roll! Please thank your Mum for taking your dictation so brilliantly. Enjoy the last leg of your trip. As much fun as traveling is, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy snoozles in your own bed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Happy and safe travels Mouse Mum & Dad. Always good to be on holiday and always good to get back home too ๐Ÿฅฐ

  5. manicmumdays says:

    Nose Boop, Mouse! Safe travels ๐Ÿ’–

  6. You’re not making it easy to watch you leave FNQ… but there’s no place like home.

  7. tialys says:

    As last days of holidays go, that was certainly not a bad one! Well done for keeping us up to date with your goings on Mouse, leaving Mum free to get on with lots of sewing which we will see the results of pretty soon no doubt.

    • katechiconi says:

      Hello! Mum says I’ve kept her so busy that she hasn’t had a lot of sewing time – she needed daylight and we did too much zooming around during the day. So I guess there’ll be a bit of sewing going on now we’re home… I bet there’ll be a bit of a lie-in tomorrow!

  8. that beach looks heavenly.

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s beautiful, and pretty much totally deserted. The sea’s an extraordinary colour in that area, a pale chalky turquoise interspersed with deep marine blue and indigo where the water’s deeper. If you didn’t see it with your own eyes, you wouldn’t believe it.

  9. We’ve really enjoyed hearing about your holiday Mouse. Glad to know the staff looked after you well and kept the treats coming. Hope your bed smells right soon – you probably need a good long nap on it which should do the trick.

  10. tinaor says:

    Photos of some kind of heaven!

    • katechiconi says:

      Hello! Yes, it’s beautiful, and nice and empty, but it’s also great to be back home. I know the Staff were very glad to be back in their own bed, and I really appreciate the extra space to zoom around in!

      • tinaor says:

        My sister lived in a camper for several months this year – for one month her cat lived there too – Grubby (the cat) was very happy when she was rehoused with friends with a whole house to play in again. It was a bit claustrophobic being shut in and not being allowed to go outside and play in case I ‘ran away’.

  11. katechiconi says:

    The Staff took me to an off leash dog park every day so I could run at least a bit, I went everywhere in the car with them, and I have a large enclosure outside the caravan so I can stroll around and choose where I want to lie down. But I can see a cat might get a bit stir-crazy shut inside all the time.

  12. cedar51 says:

    I’ve noted Mouse that Mum didn’t get a lot of sewing done…but I think that’s what was supposed to happen…taking a well earned break from life at home and the sewing will get attended to in the fullness of time. Time for the homebodies to rest up…which is what happens when you have a wonderful holiday – you need some rest when you get back home!

    • katechiconi says:

      Hello! Mum did do a fair bit of sewing – see the hexie cushion cover she showed for ScrapHappy Day. That was all holiday work. But she says she can’t sew inside the caravan as the light’s not good enough, so she could only sew in the daytime, which was generally when we were out and about having fun! She does have some stuff to show, but first she has to finish clearing up now we’re back…

  13. Sharon says:

    I have really enjoyed your adventure, especially the photo’s. Thank you Mouse for taking me along and giving me that dog eye view ๐Ÿ™‚

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