So I apologise for the delaying in posting August’s Blog, as you will see going forward, each month’s blog will be a round up and summarisation of the Ark’s Activity. I hope you will find the Blog fun and enlightening, it will also be a chance to meet some of the characters and beautiful places I met and visited.
August was an unusual month in the life of The Ark, as a frequenter of summer festivals, it was a month where I was away most weekends but still transported a varied list of animals, in fact one of the most varied months so far.
I transported everything from a Miniature Lop Eared Rabbit to 4 ‘West of England’ Geese, to an Eclectus Parrot to a beautiful young Great Dane pup.
I travelled from the Scottish Borders to the edge of Dartmoor and from Newcastle in the north-east to the cliffs of West Wales. I went through 52 cities of which 12 were new to The Ark, which took in a total of 4968 miles and took me 107 hours driving to do.
I saw some beautiful sights, which you may see at a later date (watch for future announcements).
On a slightly different note, I attended 4 festivals and saw many great bands from The Manic Street Preachers to The Levellers, Dodgy, The Lightening Seeds & even Boney M!!! 😊
Interesting Business Fact
During August, despite it being a quieter month, I still managed to get through 804 litres of Diesel whilst taking in 3 National Parks….. Lake District, Dartmoor National & The Carter Bar Boundary
Interesting Passenger Fact
The Great Dane is a large sized dog breed originating from Germany. The Great Dane descends from hunting dogs from the Middle Ages used to hunt wild boar and deer, and as guardians of German nobility. It is one of the largest breeds in the world along with its relative, the Irish Wolfhound.
In the middle of the 16th century, the nobility in many countries of Europe imported strong, long-legged dogs from England, which were descended from crossbreeds between English Mastiffs and Irish Wolfhounds. These eventually became the dogs we know today as, Great Danes.
Look out for September’s Update coming very soon, and don’t forget to let me know if there is anything you would like to see included in my blog.
Till the next time my little Arklets.