Once again, we hiked around Chequers, a place I've been to so many times they probably roll out the welcome mat when they see me coming—and see me they do. There are big cameras mounted in the front drive, since it's a Protected Site Under Section 128 of the Serious Organized Crime and Police Act of 2005.
I could do a whole photo album on my dog lying in puddles. She always plops down in the first puddle she comes to.
Fortunately, she was better behaved than on a previous visit. Click below for more photos.
The key phrase on this signpost: "Trespass on this site is a criminal offence." And no, I didn't misspell that.
Click to enlarge, and you'll see the Coombe Hill monument to the Boer War on the top of Coombe Hill. That house in the foreground is Chequers, the Prime Minister's country estate.
The entrance to Chequers is beautiful this time of year, although a couple of weeks ago would have been prime fall viewing. Last year it looked like this.
And yet another time I've blogged about Chequers. I am probably on a list of names somewhere of suspicious persons. Especially after our visit last year, when one of our hikers violated that warning not to trespass.
This time, the worst thing that happened was when my dog chased a pheasant and on the way back, decided to roll in some stink, apparently thinking that the reason she failed to sneak up on the wild bird was that she smelled too much like shampoo.