Today we introduced Alannah to the "secret track" at the end of our street. She was delighted.
She scouted for monsters up ahead and trolls under bridges. Sometimes she led and sometimes Darren did.
It was a good 20 minute descent to the water of Crag Cove and she walked the entire distance. When she wasn't skipping or running.
The bay was beautiful. At least half a dozen boats were anchored there. We could also see a number of houses and wondered if you could drive down to the other side or if the houses are only accessible by water.
On the way back, an ascent of about 35 minutes, she was carried twice. To keep her going, we played 'hide and seek' or 'I spy'. When she filled her cheeks with water, it reminded me of Tidalijk the Frog and I started to tell her the story. It distracted her until I realised I had forgotten which animal made him laugh and why - a crucial oversight!