Off the Leash: An Autumn Walk with Doc

Our little village by the sea is quietening down.  Tourist season is over, although when the weather is fine like last week, you’ll still see a few of them roaming around the headland.  But there is no doubt, summer has indeed faded into oblivion.  Hello autumn!

The closing of the tourist season is good news for our over-excitable, over-eager not-so-little bundle of fur and neurosis doggie called Doc.  This means he can finally go off-leash again after the few unhappy incidents we’ve had since getting him from the kennel a month ago.

And now he’s free to roam the headland again, sniffing, running around like a loony, finding the most disgusting smell he can find and rolling on it.

He is at his happiest when set free to run like the wind!  And since the stitches are now mostly empty, I can let him off leash without worrying that he might jump on poor unsuspecting tourists.  Doc is free.

As I am too and happy to snap away at the evidence all around me that summer has definitely packed its bags and left us with its remains of wild flowers that used to stand so proud with its vibrant colours now looking withered and sad.

Where has the brightness gone?

And we’re left instead with every shade of grey and brown.

But autumn can be pretty too with its leaves turning golden before the winter days set it in.

For now though, Doc is happy to hear the sound of autumn leaves squelching under his paws.  As for me, I’m just glad that he is happy too.

What do you love about autumn/fall?


  1. Stella Lee (@Purfylle)

    I wish I could let our dogs of the leash. They would love it so much, but I don’t think they would come back when called.

    • When there are other dogs or people around, it takes awhile for Doc to come back to me when called. That’s why I make sure the coast is clear before he is set free 🙂

  2. ersatzexpat

    Walks like this are one of the things I miss about the UK. I can’t wait to get back and borrow a dog….

  3. Coombe Mill

    It’s great that Doc’s allowed off the lead again now, I bet he loves the freedom of going for walks again soon. I hope he doesn’t disgrace himself barking at strangers again! #AnimalTales

  4. chickenruby

    so lovely to see Doc running free, I can’t wait to move back to the Uk with Bob to do the same. I miss having seasons. In Dubai it’s just summer and prior to that in South Africa they were the opposite to the UK

    • Bob will love the walks here in the UK! Hopefully you guys will move back soon?

  5. redpeffer

    Lovely little dog and that view is still wonderful ,even though the colour has started to fade.

  6. lisaslife1970

    Bless his waggy little tail, freedom at last! 🙂 I love the Autumn golds but the greys, not so much.

  7. Rosie @Eco-Gites of Lenault

    Yay – run, Doc, run … just don’t forget to come back when you are called and behave yourself at all times! Nice to see you again on #AnimalTales and I’m now off to investigate your “incident”

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