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The Gates of Eden
The Gates of Eden
All roads lead to The Benty
The Industrious Industrial Tent Tent
A couple of competitors nervously waiting judgement
Rush hour at the Benty
When it was time for me to return and find out how I had faired with my entries I decided to go uo the A7 and across by the Gates of Eden.
Looking towards Craigcleuch
In the distance you can see the training track at Craig Farm Burnfoot the home of James Ewart Racing. This is a successful racing stable a short distance out of town.
Just as I arrived at the Benty I was closely followed by Mr & Mrs Tootlepedal. We decided to watch the Fell Race and Hound Trail before finding out how we had faired in the competition. Tootlepedal seemed to be quite knowledgeable about hound trailing. He told me it came from years of playng in the flute band going up to the hound trail on Common Riding morning.
It was quite exciting watching both hounds and runners coming down the face of the hill at full pelt
Tootlepedal catches the moment
The hounds receive a well deserved treat
After all the excitement we made our way back to the show field passing this pair of forlorn looking hounds.
Looking towards the show field
Pelosis ice cream van always a popular visitor at any event
Terrier Racing. This is racing for dogs with ADHD
Captions on a postcard please!
It was now time for us to find out if we had had any success with our photos. Tootlepedal did very well with his. Gaining I think, two first a second and a third, but I may stand to be corrected on that. Myself, I got a first in views and second in flowers. I was delighted with the result and hopefully I can improve on it at the Langholm show. Our colleague Stan Wilson picked up the main prize for most points in the show.
Stan receiving his cup
This is how they deal with anyone who questions the judges decision.
After a nice cup of tea and cake with Mr & Mrs T it was time to collect our entries and head for home but not before I had a look round at some of the other entries.
By hook or by crook
Animal vegetable or mineral?
A fine display
Just as we were leaving I captured my favourite photo of the day
Looking towards Westerkirk
If you want to view a broader selection of today's events please click on the slideshow.