I genuinely did not know that Canada has snakes and earlier today while crossing 'Snake River' I must admit to having had a small laugh at what seemed a bit of an over active imagination. That was until I came across an ex-snake on the side of the highway. So to all you folk who thought as I did, now you know.
I'd also forgotten just how strongly horses react to my running past. I don't know much about horses, but the reactions were varied. Some lookied as though they wanted to eat me, which even I would think would be classified as unusual behaviour.
Others, due to the bobbing nature of my head while running, may have mistaken me for a Lippizan and where coming over to smack me and tell me to stop embarrassing the breed, and the last possibility is that horses really do just love to run. Whatever the reasoning, I always seem to get a reaction from them. Cows and sheep just stare, and dogs start off all ' woof woof ' but end up ' wag wag '.
And the last animal in the story is me.
There have recently been comments made about my weight ( I was going to post a pic but got shy and so posted one of my ankle dust line instead ). It is true that when donning my Bugaboo for the first time in a month, it did feel more spacious, but I put that down to the material having stretched in all that rain.
However, I cannot deny that over the last few days I have begun to feel peckish. If anybody has a quick and easy 6000 calorie eating plan, please forward it. I am usually nowhere near any super markets, so the plan must be very simple, easy to maintain and easy to 'cook' - in the broadest possible sense of the word.
I fear that while for the moment my masticatory manners are still those of a gentleman, before long I may become less human and behave in a way that wil bring shame and dishonour to a species that until now has behaved impeccably.
And then just before I bid you all sweet dreams, two nights ago, I may have been stalked by an imaginary creature as I lay sleeping in my tent. It certainly wasn't to be found when I poked my head out to try and find it.