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Malcolm Oakley
Hiking, Tourism, Photography, History
Hiking, Tourism, Photography, History

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Border Collie Dave in Exeter Devon
A lovely Bank Holiday Monday walk amongst the buttercups with Dave and L.
#exeter #devon #bordercolliedave #bordercollie #spring

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Border Collie Dave Hikes Dartmoor Devon
We went for a gentle 8 mile hike recently around the area of Postbridge on Dartmoor Devon. Dave as always was perfectly well behaved around livestock and walked along the trails well.

Sometimes the trails are nothing more then flattened grass or a muddy track through marshland but Dave always finds the way.
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Why after all these years does Google+ still insist on sharing 20MP photos from my Android phone at stupidly small resolution?

Despite everything being set to high quality, WiFi only etc.

No wonder everyone uses Instagram!! Apologies to anyone that commented on the first photo upload that I had to delete and manually create a new photo post at the correct resolution!

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Dave my gorgeous Border Collie is the perfect hiking companion on Dartmoor.

Very well behaved, kept to all the paths and trails. 14.7 miles hiked, I will sleep well tonight.

#devon #dartmoornationalpark #dartmoor #bordercollie #bordercolliedave #hiking
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Border Collie Dave, Quantock Hills Somerset.
A lovely spring walk under dramatic skies. Sunshine and showers in mid March.

News! Exciting Book Plans
I've been thinking for several months now about writing a book about Dave's adventures.

From a puppy to a wonderful 2 year old dog! The high points and the low points.

I hope to release it as both an e-book and paperback.

So please accept my apologies for not sharing many images in this community lately but I've been writing the opening chapter.

Wish me luck!

Malcolm & Dave

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Quantock Hills Somerset - Trig Point
Dave enjoying another sunset.

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Grand Western Canal, Halberton Devon
Late January afternoon walk with my border collie Dave, almost 2 years old now he is.

The canal is about 5 minutes walk from my house, very lucky to live amongst such beautiful Devon countryside. That is ice you can see on the canal, it's very slow flowing so freezes over often in winter. 

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Pingdom Website Speed Test

Nice to see I haven't lost my touch! The latest speed test for a recent website I created for a friend.

WordPress based, using WP Super Cache and very few scripts.
Normal service will resume shortly - landscape images and Dartmoor hiking ;)

Happy New Year 2017 - From Malcolm and Dave
Thank you all so very very much for all the kind comments and photo likes over the last year.

With over 53,000 followers in this Google+ Collection it is impossible to keep up with all the comments but please believe me when I say I read every one and it fills me with happiness.

Dave will be 2 years old next month (end of February 2017) and as these photos show, he's having a great life.

Dave is my first dog, so we are learning together but I think as hiking companions go, I can't ask for a better 4-legged friend.

I'm very humbled by the kindness shown online and if you ever get to meet us in real life, I can assure you of a smile from me and lots of love from Dave.

Have a peaceful New Year all.

Malcolm & Dave.

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