Olga and I decided to go on an adventure yesterday morning. (She was an active participant in the decision-making, I swear.) I was feeling unenthusiastic about visiting one of the same old parks we always go to -- so I got on Google Maps and searched for a new destination.
We wound up at Fryent Country Park, five tube stops north of us near Wembley. (Which sounds farther than it really is.) Olga found a scenic grassy hilltop on which to roll...
...and it was freaking windy up there, as I demonstrated using my scarf.
I decided to make another GoPro video, so I fastened on Olga's camera harness. Most of the time she was fine with it, but when she got to this post she tried very hard to rub it off. If you watch the video, below, you'll see this process from her perspective!
By the way, do you see the little trail indicator on the post? We accidentally found ourselves on the Capital Ring trail, a footpath that circles London. Remember how I was walking the LOOP at this time last year? Well, that's a 150-mile circular walk. The Capital Ring is a smaller circle closer in to the city -- 78 miles. And it's my next challenge, I've decided. When the weather gets just a little drier, I'm going to tackle it.
Anyway, here's our edited video. You'll see Olga barking at the beginning to get me to throw her ball. Then she rubs against the post before we cross Fryent Way, a busy road that bisects the park. She rolls in the grass, knocking the camera askew and briefly leaving me with footage of her back harness. Then I tried something new -- I moved the camera to the mount on her chest, rather than her back, so I got the view from beneath her. That led to some funny moments, and gave us a good (albeit upside-down) perspective when she met a curious beagle.