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Corsica last summer, but mountain this time !

hi all, i still went for my camping holiday in corsica last summer, a long drive from the UK but totally worth ! however my mum and dad are worried that at the beach starts to be a bit too hot for me ( I am 8years and half now), so, although our nice big tent was near the beach,  they have taken me in the mountain a lot of dayshere i am at the refuge the matalza, along the gr20 tour. I only did a 2 days bit, not the whole one , since i wasnt sure they hosted me in the refuges..

but i had a wonderful time and i had to sleep in one of these tiny tent with mum and dad. this was mine.... there were many wild anymals outside (foxes, wild boars, etc,) but i managed to sleep quietly since i knew mum and dad were in the tent and nothing can happen to me, and tomorrow we need to be ready for a new adventure :)

overall, i had a wonderful time !!!

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Comment by Carole Iverson on December 1, 2018 at 4:57pm

What a beautiful pup and a great story, Sylvia! You have inspired me to post pictures from last fall's Montana adventure, which I hope to do soon.

Comment by silvia on December 1, 2018 at 5:18pm

looking forward : ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

Comment by Cornelia on December 3, 2018 at 3:59am

Wow!! What a splendid holiday, you had, Oberon!! Great, that your two 'tin-openers' took you to the mountains - your coat looks thicker now after your op - and I spotted a bit of grey round the nose :-). No, you don't look older but wiser!! And more cuddly :-))). Well done for the two days of the GR 20 - I heard, it is a strenuous trip all in all and not without danger in some parts - I'm actually not sure if the whole tour is possible on four legs - without climbing gear that is... take care! C & J xxx

Comment by silvia on December 4, 2018 at 10:09am

Thanks!!!! Yes, the Oberon's coat is definitely thicker and more curly (around the neck and the back) after he has been castrated..  Also, there are spots of light orange near the rear of the legs and a little bit near the back... Bit nothing too bad, fortunately, at least to our mum-and-dad eyes ; )

In any case we had no choice, it was necessary and I am so glad he never had problems again with the prostate after the operation ! 

And: oooh yes, he is definitely grey, this is why he is keeping the nose down in the first photo ha ha: around the mouth there is a lot of grey! He's definitely a senior gentleman now  : )) 

As for the GR20: I have been told that the nord part is the most difficult, while the second (south ) section is gentler. Also, some people said that in almost all legs is possible to do a "variant" so taking a longer way (typically less spectacular and down to the valley then up again) instead of  climbing.. Not sure if is true nor worth , but apparently in pronciple is possible to do the whole GR20 with dogs,taking the variants.. The problem is where to sleep, unless you carry your own tent, since none of the refuges take dogs inside. some of them however have some tents outside that you can hire for a night (as we did)  and in some cases the dog is allowed (but depends on the owner of the refuge, so better to phone before).

en passant: considering there is a huge problem of bed bugs in the refuges mattresses, I am glad us and Oberon were outside: the tent is far more hygienic : )))

all the best silvia

Comment by James Doran on December 5, 2018 at 2:46pm

Nice holiday & lovely pics! Bet it was cosy in the tent lol!


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