Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Action Central


With the heat and humidity
smothering our area lately
we decided a dip in the
North West Arm
was needed.


This family was trying to convince their new puppy
that the water was just fine.
If they had taken notice of me 
they would have learned a thing or two....seriously!


The invasion of the canoe people...
we turned the corner and look...


there were more
and that's only 1/2 of them


That's me moseying along just slipping through the water...


passing all these vessels
 large and small


and watching near misses like this one


but I made sure I was not close to these guys when one decided to flip over
(check out the video)
you'll see that I have my priorities straight




There were many learners flipping over...
I guess they were new at this


as long as they don't disturb my need...
 to retrieve


I think that by the time we reached 
the end of the park
the vessels were all in a line
sailing in perfect unison.


All I can say is that the waters were active today
with so many exciting things to watch...


and since it's usually just little ol' me and the guys...
well I kinda liked it.

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos! The water looks so inviting, and everyone seems to be having a great time. Nothing like a dip at the beach to cool off!

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    1. I'm always heading for water to cool off any season and summer is the most inviting!

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  2. Hey dear Sophie!

    It feels like forever I haven't visited you. I saw the photo of you with the boats in the background. That looked the prettiest of them all.

    Did you meet other dogs while swimming?

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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    1. So good to see you again...hope you enjoyed taking in my doodle world again...I know I love to share it!!!!

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  3. Gorgeous. You look like you are having a blast Sophie
    Benny & Lily

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    1. A super blast for sure...I just couldn't believe that all this action was going on in my backyard!

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  4. It took me a moment to realize that your new header photo is really 3 photos in one. At first I thought it was a single photo and thought WTF?

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    1. Can't get anything passed you, Debra....you are right the header isn't one photo but actually just 2 pictures. I took a lot of captures that day last year on Conrad's Beach...I only had 1 of Sophie with the sailboards that was the way I wanted to present her, but it was wonky...so 'ding, ding, ding' I thought I'll collage 2 pics that have exactly what I want to show and it worked. You never know it may happen again!

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  5. A busy day on the water! But Sophie is not to be distracted from Mr. Orangie, lol! That pup could have learned a thing or two from you, Miss Sophie.

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  6. I'm sure you would have rescued those folks had there been real trouble, right?
    m.

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    1. Yup...She's a Dog Scout of Canada so to the rescue is her motto....truly Sophie would swim miles to protect anyone.
      Ron

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  7. Gosh that looks so good, Sophie! That water has to be pretty warm, huh? Such great exercise for you.

    Neat pictures, Ron. Those white sails against the blue look so clean and crisp.

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    1. Yes they do look pristine with the blue sky as a backdrop...love this kind of weather for water photos!

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  8. It's good of you to share your swimmin hole with all them sailors. I'm surprised you didn't offer to teach the puppy to swim.

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    1. The puppy was so excited and just wouldn't listen...too young I guess...maybe next time!

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  9. Thats a good video Sophie, glad the guys were OK. You saved Mr O that's all that matters. You could start a summer school teaching pups how to swim...I'll get my Annie to watch your video :-)

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    1. Teacher Sophie...my new moniker....I actually was teaching a new doodle friend today on the appropriate Doodle Dance moves....he was more than willing to learn.

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  10. i am so jealous, that looks like brilliant fun and what a lovely day for it xxx

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    1. Hi you 2...yes...we had a super time...rounding one bend after another...loved it!

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  11. Love the new header pic. What a lovely swim you had and good thing you stayed away from the chaos on the water Sophie. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. I do try to keep out of trouble...so don't worry..Cheers!

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  12. Very busy today. Glad you and Mr O could stay away from everyone and just get down to business as usual.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. Yes...there are more important things in life aren't there!

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  13. You have more beautiful places to go for a swim! How hot has it been up there? We have finally cooled off a bit.

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    1. Hot, humid and not kind....that's what we are having...so looking frwd to cool temps!!!Smile!

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  14. Good thing you weren't hoping for a quiet little paddle!

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    1. It was like sensory overload, Mitch...I know you probably thinking that this is nothing compared to your world...I guess it's all relative....today however the opposite of yesterday...not a soul except for a lovable GoldenDoodle and a Boxer....yeah for Sophie!
      Ron

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  15. It's fun to have a little activity (as long as they don't get too close) out in the water. We enjoy our river walks and it makes it even more fun when the river has lots going on.

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    1. I bet your river walks are the best...guess what...we met a lady at the park from out your way....we filled her in on your guys...cool eh!

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  16. Some gorgeous water photos Sophie girl-- that looks like the place to be on a hot summer day! No wonder you love to play there-- but you be careful--- some of those boater people are crazy!!
    Vicki

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    1. Boaters can be nutzoid...you are right....I will be very very careful, Vicki!!

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