Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gaspereau Canal & Hemlock Ravine Oasis


We made a quick jaunt to the Annapolis Valley today.
We needed 
a relaxing stroll along the Gaspereau Canal
 the hemlock ravine nearby.
This raging river is normally slowly meandering when we visited before.
Have a lookie below.... 

I was not about to give up Mr. Orangie
no matter
what they tried.

 The photographers were captured immediately and
so I made due with Mr. Orangie
dropping him a few times near the water's edge.

This is at least 4 times wider than normal.

I was a bit wary as I neared the water's edge
because any unsure footing could lead to an unexpected dunking.

I managed to test the waters
even if I knew I had "them" staring at me.

The trip was what the doctor ordered...
the guys took many pictures
I sniffed, chewed and tested the waters
of this most peaceful place...
an oasis that we love to visit
when the city is just a little hectic
and overwhelming.


  1. That looks like a wonderful walk Sophie..glad you didn't jump in the river!

  2. Hey Sophie!
    Wow, what a beautiful place! I bet there were lots of fun sniffles there. I love to swimmie and I know you do too, but that might have been a bit too much of a challenge. Best to just admire it right now. Great pix.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  3. What a beautiful place and nice pictures. I understand that you have a great time Sophie!!

  4. Beautiful! Although the name "Hemlock Ravine" sounds a little dangerous. The perfect place to set a murder mystery?

  5. One of my top three fav places to hike! Come to think of it, I did my 'practice teaching not too far from here back in 1973!

  6. Debra...Murder at Hemlock Ravine with Nancy Drew! no hard words!

  7. Nice--Mom hasn't taken me that close to a "raging" river yet. You showed remarkable restraint, Sophie!

  8. Definitely an oasis! I envy you Sophie. Great pictures! What an awesome place to be able to visit!

  9. yeah. we would be scared of that water. butt what a beautiful place for sniffin' and photo-ing. thanks for takin' us along!

    -Bart and Ruby

  10. whoa. don't want to risk it, i get that!

    Pretty happy you got to escape and get a much needed trip away!

    so lucky to have so many beautiful places to visit (and live)

  11. Sophie,
    that place looks amazing! I could hear the water rushing just by looking at Dad's pictures. Thanks again for sharing another wonderful place where you live.

  12. Hi Sophie! Great to see you again! Still making those awesome pics I see! woo woo woo!

  13. beautiful Sophie. are there any animals around there?
    Benny & Lily

  14. That river's VERY loud!! Good thing you didn't end up with Mr Orangie in it! It would have been goodbye!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

  15. What a great walk. The countryside there looks wonderful.

  16. Sophie - what a blessed little girl you are. Your dads must love you to bits to take you to so many beautiful places. Thank them for posting the pictures for me please. I really enjoyed them.

  17. What a beautiful place, looks like you had a great day!

  18. Hi my friend!!! You gave mom a little startle there...those waters looked to be raging! I am sure I would be on my lead for sure! :) What a beautiful place, and we could smell the fresh air!
    Thanks so much for your emails! Mom's been busy with work, but we have continued our adventures...and are going to post a few pix from our 24-hr getaway to Calistoga this past weekend. Loved your encouragement to keep posting!!!

    Big hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  19. you know what I love about your blog? It's because nearly every day you blog about being in nature .... sea, beaches, rivers, plants, trees, animals (sophie - even though I know she is really a ..cough ... human).

    I really love that - and it wouldn't be as good if the photos weren't amazing.

  20. The river was raging, Sophie. I'm glad that you and Mr. Orange were careful.

    One time, many years ago, our dog (Acadia) slipped into a raging river. Fortunately, the Runner reacted very very fast, and grabbed her by the collar and yanked her out of the water. Ooooh, it was so scary.

    The photographers must have enjoyed such wild water to play photographic games with!

  21. That's quite the river, Miss Sophie.

    The video clip is really nice - you can see how much your daddies love you.

  22. Jeepers Sophie... the river was so beautiful and you were so close to the edge.
    You made me a little nervous!

  23. You are a delight, Sophie! Thanks for visiting Bailey Road. I love seeing pictures of you having fun in such beautiful surroundings.


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