Monday, May 9, 2011

Surprise Canal Swim! Pt 1

Another spur of the moment surprise excursion, this time to the Annapolis Valley about an hour from home. This is Ron's birthplace and home for 23 years before he was whisked away to the big city by you know who!

We took a few trips to this canal ... last year because it's just far enough away to make a pleasant day trip.

The guys have their routine
 stopping first for eats at the Evangeline Inn in Grand Pre, an historical Acadian settlement.

I wait patiently in the car with the windows rolled down and always have fingers crossed for a breeze. Needless to say, if there is no breeze then  off to the canal with "eats" later.

After stuffing themselves, out they come saying
 "Hey Sophie, are you ready for that swim in the canal?"

"Ah, yes, would be the answer"

So, off we go over the hill and down through the Gaspereau Valley passed vineyards and farms.  An idyllic drive with fields of wildflowers, sheep, apple orchards sliced through the core by the river... a place for "tubing" and sheer joy. 

Then, all of the sudden, there it is, my swimming hole. Sometimes, we have it all to ourselves and other times we share it with other dog walkers and swimmers.



  1. I hope those guys didn't keep you waiting very long, Sophie! And I am SURE they didn't forget your doggie bag!

  2. Routine is good. I live for it.
    Your Friend, m.

  3. Start of a great adventure story! Can't wait to see how your swim was on that day!

  4. Nice post Sophie, our mom enjoyed reading it because she says you wrote it so well. She loves the descriptions and the way you waited patiently in the car with the window open.

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  5. Wow, you sure sound like you had fun!!!

  6. Awww, it is amazing to see your family trip out! Thanks for the links, they really bring it to life ;-)

  7. Now that is a cliff hanger!

  8. You live in a beautiful place. Must have been nice for your Paw to go back and visit
    Benny & Lily

  9. Sounds like a great start to an exciting adventure!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  10. You have the best Daddies! Now I bet that since there is water involved, you are going to have a most wonderful day!


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