A Pawsome Day Out in Wroxham with GUS!

1 month ago Thu 11th Apr 2024

Gus on the bus

"Woof, woof and salutations to all my fellow four-legged friends (and their two-legged companions!)

Today, I've got a tail-wagging tale to share with you all about my pawsitively fabulous adventure with my human mum, Caron and two human siblings.

Today Mum took me for a great day out by bus from Norwich to Wroxham.

Why did she do it, you ask? Well, today is National Pet Day and Konectbus allows well behaved dogs on their buses, so they too can enjoy great days out.

So hold tight onto your leashes, because this journey is one for the doggy history books!

Gus at the bus stop

It all began at the Norwich rail station, where we started our grand adventure. As we approached the bus stop, I couldn't contain my excitement. The scent of adventure was in the air, mingling with the tantalising aroma from nearby restaurants. Oh, how my nose twitched with anticipation!

We boarded the 5B bus to Wroxham and was greeted by a very friendly bus driver who told us that single fares to Wroxham were only £2 and that doggies like me travelled for FREE! 

Mum had planned where we need to go before we left home on something called an App! I'm not sure what that is, probably some new type of biscuit but this meant she knew what time the bus would leave and from which bus stop. Love Mum, she is so organised!

We quickly took our seats and let me tell you, the sights and sounds were nothing short of pawsome. 

Gus sat patiently on the bus

Konectbus allows well-behaved dogs to sit on the floor next to owners or on laps. As a slightly heavier dog, Mum only allowed me on her lap for a few minutes at a time, but even so, it was wonderful to see the world go by. From bustling streets to verdant fields, every passing scene had me pressing my furry face against the glass, eager to take it all in.

But let me pause for a moment to talk about the other passengers. The humans that waited at the bus stop and those that joined us on the bus were such a delight, and they all seemed to love me. I don't recall ever getting so many rubs, as I did today. 

As the bus rumbled along, Mum kept me entertained with tales of our destination. Wroxham, she said, was a quaint little village nestled along the banks of the picturesque River Bure, renowned for its scenic beauty and bustling boatyards. My tail wagged furiously at the thought of all the new smells and sights awaiting me there.

Gus enjoying a walk around Wroxham

Finally, after what felt like an eternity of anticipation, we arrived in Wroxham. Stepping off the bus, I was greeted by a symphony of sounds: the gentle buzzing of the boats, the distant chirping of birds, and the cheerful chatter of fellow adventurers....oh and don't even get me started on the smells! It was like stepping into a doggy paradise!

Mum and I wasted no time in exploring our surroundings. We strolled along the riverbank, pausing every so often to admire passing boats. Mom also took us to lunch at a nearby restaurant. Sadly, I wasn't allowed to eat from the menu, but I did get packed in a snack.

As the day drew to a close and the sun dipped below the horizon, we all reluctantly made our way back to the bus stop. Though I was sad to leave behind the wonders of Wroxham, my heart was full to bursting with memories of our pawsome adventure.

And so, dear friends, I bid you farewell for now. But fear not, for the world is full of adventures waiting to be sniffed out, and I intend to sniff out every last one of them – one wagging tail at a time! So encourage your owners to take you on a few bus adventures, you wont be disappointed.

Until next time, keep your noses to the ground and your tails held high."

Gus x