While The Girl cannot fathom why anyone would want to live in a place with "nothing in it and nowhere to go", the sheer torture of her revision regime has led to an unprecedented willingness to walk the dog. Hero is delighted.
Having explored the hill to the left, we decided to turn right, in search of the fabled "nature pond and viewpoint".
I am not sure we found either... but there was certainly lots to see.
It was almost un-naturally green in places!
The dog found snow to eat and water to paddle through.
And it was really quite beautiful.
None of which made it any easier to be a teenager with a camera-wielding mother.