There is an estuary and tidal river that leads into Loswithiel, in Cornwall, that bends into a marsh-like area over which one can walk. the dogs tend to enjoy the freedom to wander and get muddy and the few people who walk there like the woods that sweep away from the river uphill and the water fowl that wing their way down or bob about on the incoming tides.
Today it was windy and drizzly but still mild for December, although should stop saying that given snow rarely falls in large amount anymore and winter tends to be a ‘cold-snap’ sometime in January and occasionally in February; otherwise it is rain. In my garden right now snowdrops are flowering.
You have to go to all kinds of lengths to find anywhere in Cornwall today that is free of the signs of tourism. And when you live in a tourist trap finding peace and quiet, and just getting around the county, is difficult and often stressful.
So it’s good there is still some colder weather to keep people away and allow the dogs to play.