Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Canal and River Stroll


Do you see what I see down there in the canal?


It's Mr.Orangie ~~~
(who was neatly in my mouth just a second ago, honest)
 He is now floating peacefully down the canal.


Jim ~~~ please help me!


I didn't realize that the water was so cold and
that Mr. Orangie would tumble down the icy bank.


OK, then I'll manage along the water's edge.


The ice is so crunchy and noisy ~~~ a bit nerve wracking


S-t-r-e-t-c-h ~~~~ there ~~~ I've almost got Mr. O back safely in my clutches


and yes take it from me
the H2O is 'chilly willy' today.


Funny I never noticed this temperature thing before!
Oh well, at least Mr. O is safe and sound.
Keeping a tight jaw on him from now on!


After the canal scenario
we decided to go along the river located nearby.
This place will show you all the ice that was in the river and
the steam rushing along...
(near the 1/2 way mark)
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This is our 1st visit here this year
and next time I'll be in that water for sure!
Well, at least I got to dig a
SNOW HOLE!
(You'll see at the end)

42 comments:

  1. A sure sign that spring isn't too far behind.....here in Nova Scotia!

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    1. I know Daddio ~~~ let's go to the beach soon ~~~ huh huh ~~~ pawlease!!!!

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  2. I'm glad you got your Mr O back it would have been a shame to see it floating down the river. Hope you had a nice rub down to keep warm, Fraser had a bath today and is now lying in the sun to dry off.

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    1. Yeah, Fraser!!!!
      Baths and pampering ~~~ we all need attention and this is the best kind!!

      Hugs!!

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  3. Be careful! We were scared you would fall in and not be able to get out!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Online Doods

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    1. Don't be fearful sweetiekins!! I do all kinds of CRAZY things and have lived to tell about them. Besides Daddio won't allow me to do anything out of the norm!

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  4. Mr. Orangie says "Phew! That was close!"

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    1. Mr. Orangie 'sometimes' has a mind of his own ~~~ me thinks!

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  5. A Pooh day for sure! Bad Mr. Orangie, jumping into that cold water. Glad you didn't jump right in after!

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    1. So am I too, Terry ~~~ I watched Mr. Orangie pop, pop, flip, flip down the bank into the slow moving water and thought ~~~ oh here she goes and guess what she wasn't having anything to do with jumping in ~~~ YEAHHHH!
      I figure she a knew a GOOD POOH DAY when she was experiencing it!

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  6. You mean pops didn't dive in and get orangie for you!
    Benny & Lily

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    1. TARZAN Yell ~~~~ ahh ahhh ahhhha ahhhh ~~~ NOT TODAY FAIR MAIDEN ~~~ oops that's Robin Hood!!!

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  7. Oh Sophie
    the water was so blue and so pretty- but it looked too cold to get your feets into! I hope you did not get too wet. I hope the sun made you all warm,
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Yes we were pretty warm as soon as we rounded a few corners and ducked out of the breezes. There is an area along this walk when we know the air will be warmer and we look forward to that spot!
      Hugs Tweedles and MOMS!!

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  8. Can't believe that you had to get Mr O out of that freezing water with NO help. You don't even have thumbs and your dad was just taking pictures of you!

    We you burying Mr O in the snow hole?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. I hear you LOUD and CLEAR ~~ Daisy, Bella & Roxy!

      No RESPECT when the Dads say NO WAY JOSE!!!

      If you want Mr. O for the walk then YOU have to bring him along even if it means fetching in the water. I tell you NO RESPECT!!

      The snow hole was the 3rd one there today. When I got there I saw these holes so I began digging and digging. Nothing absolutely nothing to find! Just more snow, LOL!

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  9. Glad that you got the ball back safely Sophie - very brave. The spot looks very serene... what is the structure, is it some kind of small hydro electric mechanism?

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    1. Yes, Craig ~~~ a hydro electric dam which we have visited numerous times over the passed 3 years since Sophie entered the blogosphere. We used to be able to walk across the base and look over the edge. The hydro company put a stop to that, too dangerous I guess. Oh well, now we've discovered the lower level and when spring and summer roll around we will be going in the water with Sophie! Looking forward to cooling off from the heat! Heat, imagine us having heat!! LOL

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  10. I'm glad that Mr. Orangie can float, but your rescue looks very risky Sophie, please take care!
    Perhaps Jim should carry one of those kiddy fishing nets with him to help you :-)
    Loved to see you digging at the end of the video. Not long before the snow goes... enough is enough eh?

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    1. YES ~~ enough is enough ~~~ that sounds like a familiar song from the '80's ~~~ oh oh the tune is in my head!!
      Hey, that's a great idea ~~ kiddy fishing net ~~~ OK why hadn't we thought of this before ~~~ thanks you so much!!

      Hugs!!

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  11. Lovely set of photos. You looked like you were working hard digging a hole in the snow. And it must must have been very stressful seeing Mr. Orangie floating in the water like that!

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    1. You don't know the half of it, Martha!! Poor Sophie just couldn't figure out how to manage the icy/snowy bank. She was so used to grass and slipping into the water and sailing over to the ball, turning and back to land. This just wasn't in the cards today. She did figure it all out though after some coaxing and reassurance!!

      Love our Sophie Doodle!

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  12. Hello Sophie and Ron,

    DIGGY DOG... LOL - Aston does just the same but inside (with less results!) Great photos!

    Ivan (and another diggy dog!)

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    1. Hey Ivan!
      We just returned from an early morning beach walk. Jim got us going today. Sophie couldn't believe her good fortune to go on a beach walk and dig real holes in the sand. Spring is teasing us now, but we need a bit higher temps.
      Go for it, Aston (I almost wrote Ivan - LOL)!!

      Ron

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  13. Too cold to swim? Well, OK, I guess that could happen. I'm sure you'll be in there in no time. Your gonna see Spring long before I do! We have been enjoying some nice sunshine this week and the sled dogs are running.

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    1. Well, it wasn't really that it was too cold, I had just arrived and the crunchy snow on the bank sort of confused me and so I didn't know what to do. Thank goodness the guys were there to assist ~~~ they are good for something I guess LOL!

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  14. Hey Sophie! I almost had a heart attack when I saw Mr. Orangie in the canal ~ You know I have a soft spot for him! I'm so glad that you were able to rescue him. That water looked freezing. I like tubing on the Gaspereaux in the SUMMER, Girl! Please tell Daddy R. that the video is wonderful ! Just the sound of the water is calming and refreshing. Don't let Mr. Orangie out of your mouth! Have a good one!

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    1. Tubing is still a huge deal here in mid-summer especially during Mud Creek days. I used to partake many years ago in the '70's ~~~ haven't gone since.
      Sophie wanted me to tell you that Mr. Orangie is her all-time favourite and nothing else compares. There's just something about the feel and the sound of popping the ball then squeezing and squeezing emitting air ~~~ LOL ~~~ and working up a good lather. Such is her life of OCDness!

      Ron

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  15. Hi! Beautiful pictures.....we had sun today so the snow is melting now. Trym has to go with me to work because Ayla is in heat....you can imagine how Trym is speeding around :-)

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    1. Oh I think taking Trym to work is a very good idea....can you just imagine what could happen!

      Cheers friends!!

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  16. I love it when the water level drops and the ice caves in like that. You can often see ice rings on the trees around here.
    Pugsley would not have been able to retrieve that ball. He would have cried about it for hours too.

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    1. This whole incident was very odd because Sophie never falters, she just goes full speed ahead, but I think the crunchy snow and slippery slope stopped her in her tracks. So she can discern thing after all!

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  17. Whew! I thought for sure you were going to jump in to save Mr. Orangie, Sophie!

    Chilling video! Amazing sheets of ice! What was in the hole, Sophie?

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    1. The ice was fascinating, Sharon! Large sheets so thick and upheaved.

      That's what I want to know ~~~ what was really in that hole!?

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  18. brr, that looks so cold. i need a cup of cocoa ... stat! wow!! ( :

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    1. Funny thing ~~~ my Dad just finished a cup of cocoa with java thrown in ~~~ great minds think alike!!

      Cheers!

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  19. Brrrrr. I've been in icy water, Sophie, so I know what you're talking about. And sometimes I leave my ball (much to Mom's chagrin)--it's nice yours was close to shore!

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    1. Very close to shore ~~~ thanking you know who, above!!

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  20. She is a brae girl... near that cold water ;-)

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    1. Once in awhile, one just has to be brave for the sake of Mr. Orangie!

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  21. Hi Sophie. I've been away all week so I am late visiting you. I was so nervous for you when I read that Mr. Orangie fell in that icy cold water. You are one brave girl to go plunk it out of the canal! I hope you have great adventures this weekend.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    1. So glad to see you are back home ~~~ you must have a grand time while you were away.

      Being brave sometimes is necessary to continue the OCD need for Mr. O to be safe and sound in my clutches!

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