Originally Posted by boristhebold
Well done Steve, I saw the RNLI going to this shout I think, I was staying at Anvil Point Lighthouse over the weekend and spotted a small RNLI rib going past close inshore.
Must be a weekend for dogs, while walking along the south coast cliff path from Anvil point in the direction of Dancing Ledge I heard a dog barking and whimpering, I risked my neck to climb round some rocks on the cliff top to where the sound was coming from and found a very large dog which wasn't happy at all tied to a rock, judging by the fact there was a pile of three persons clothes and shoes nearby and a rope dangling down the cliff face I came to the conclusion there were climbers on the cliff face. So all was well but I found it disturbing they would just leave their dog barking and whimpering on the cliff top. I expect at some point if they do this regularly someone might call the coastguard for this. People don't think.
P.s. If anyone enjoys walking then staying at Anvil Point lighthouse is a great base to explore the dorest coast. www.ruralretreats.co.uk
Just found out someone did report the large dog ...
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Saturday - Two jobs and the hound from hell.
Following an 'odd job' this morning the team were called to Guillemot Ledge, about 200m east of Dancing Ledge. A worried member of the public called to say a dog had been left at the top of the cliff and was distressed; a pile of clothes were close by. At first it sounded like a bad job. Fortunately it transpired that there were two climbers below and the dog was safely attached to the top acting as a guard dog for their kit.
Nick described the dog as the hound from hell with big teeth, sharp claws and.....yeah yeah it was a brown lab with a waggy tail. It seemed to like Brian but took a dislike to poor Nick.
The climbers were fine and the dog carried on doing its guarding. A well intentioned call so back to base.