Friday, May 3, 2013

Birch Cove ~~ Pt 3 !!



This discovery has added a new dimension to our lives.
Firstly, I have a new friend.
Yes, you have it right another Doodle.
I tell you they are taking over the world!


Secondly, the exciting part of this fresh water romp ~~~


is that I can practice my tail action 
making loads of fresh water 
TAILBUBBLES!


When my Dads throw Mr. Orangie ~~~


far out into the lake


I can see where he lands clearly


because he makes his own 
TAILBUBBLES


which marks the spot


of my destination


 Here I come Mr. Orangie!


Success and more bubbles coming from everywhere!


Jim says he really likes the calmness of our new lake.


Thirdly, I like the fact that there are more people using the waterways.


This lake is well-known for the paddling clubs here.
This is a kayaker behind me now.


Well-used by many types of watercraft.
This one is a little too noisy for my liking though!


Now this is  C1(canoe)  paddler.


I think that I better get Mr. O out of the way,
just in case, you know!


Here's a good example of the difference:
C1 ~~ one paddler (canoeist) on one knee
K1 ~~ one paddler (kayaker) sitting


This lake is heavily used all summer long
and recently the World's were held here.
Now if I'd been more on top of this
I would have joined in.
Also, now you know why we are so health conscious along these shores.
Imaging smoking with the World's going on.
I don't think so!


So are you thoroughly exhausted?
I did tell you I found something amazing!
Have a great weekend!
I know I will!

Oh one more thing!
our Birch Cove Beach
 is far in the background!

Winks!



43 comments:

  1. That's a great bunch of photos guys! The water pool patterns are really well captured. And who could resist that last photo of Sophie - adoradoodle. Look out for u-boats and Loch Ness monsters though!

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    1. I will check on the monster situation, I hadn't thought about that fact.

      Sophie always seems to provide entertainment every where we go.

      Have a great w/e!
      Ron

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  2. Sophie, Doodles should take over the world. It would be a better place.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Sophie would spread the LOVE with strawberry jam and peanut butter!

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  3. You've got lots of company on the lake, Sophie! People make tail bubbles too, but usually while sitting in the bathtub. Not me, of course. Like the Queen herself, I never fart.

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    1. Queens aren't flatulent as far as I know ~~ except for 1 or 2 living close to my nose!!

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  4. You do have great water places for all activities!! And the link, Sophie, lovely webcam shots, when you reach an old age, " The Admiral Care Facility" is right there to care for you so well!!! and if you ask nicely maybe the Daddies would be able to come too. Another place to add to my list when I visit.( Not The Admiral, only Lake Banook) I can see I will need to extend the time. Enjoy your warmer weather, short sleeves, no hat or thick jacket, must be warming up. Greetings from Jean.

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    1. Oh Jean, I didn't even notice the Admiral Care Facility positioning of the webcam ~~~ so funny!

      Lake Banook would definitely be part of the tour if and when you arrive!!

      Spring is active now,but every evening the coolness visits again.....!

      WInkity Wink!

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  5. What a great life you have, Sophie! Swimming around and playing chase! You looke like you were having fun and you take a great picture!

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    1. Yes I was certainly enjoying myself this day. It took 3 posts to show everything and I still have more pictures!

      CHeers my friend!!

      Sophie

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  6. I love all pics. But the last one is best. :D

    Have a grrreat weekend, you three.

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    1. We are sanding our floors for excitement ~~~ is that 'grrreat' enough!

      Oh my aching back!

      Ron

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  7. We love the water arching over you when you're swimming! Great place. You'll have to go more often.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. We plan on returning.

      Word has it that in the summer we have to visit before 8 a.m. because the beach is used by everyone wanting to swim. So we'll see what comes of that soon!

      Sophie

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  8. Hi Sophie! Now I've heard of everything ~ tailbubbles! I love it. I so enjoyed your new swim discovery. Have an awesome weekend. I'm about to head up into the mountains with Terry after a busy day! Happy swims to you!

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    1. I wish we could head of to the mountains with you. I'd like to leap over trees and rocks on the trails in blue sky country!!

      Love that bunches!

      Sophie

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    1. After an afternoon of swimming and fetching, Sophie is much more amenable to photos!

      Thus she looks at me and I get a face on of her!

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  10. Love those tailbubble photos! Daddy Ron caught the action!
    What a fun spot, Soph.

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    1. I flip flop my tail back and forth as I zero in on Mr. O ~~ it's like a rudder and sometimes the bubbles appear....me likes!

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  11. Y'all never run out of beautiful places to swim and take pictures do ya? Looks like a lovely day to be out on the lake!
    Have a nice weekend..

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    1. I love seeking out new places to swim and Birch Cove is my fave right now!

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  12. Absolutely stunning! That water looks so refreshing. I want to jump right in it! But of course, I wouldn't --- because I'm sure it's c-c-c-old! Wonderful images, too. And that last photo is fabulous.

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    1. Hey MArfA!!

      I was getting tired as the last picture was being taken. I actually looked at the camera. I hear from Ron all the time "Sophie, look at me"...I guess I should listen!!

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  13. OMD - we LOVE those pictures! And we LOVE the tail bubbles! And yes, Doodles are taking over!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  14. Woofie wow Sophie we love your close up ...you look so purdy . I wish I could swim like that ! Nope can't BUT as you can see at our place I have my own Pony to play with ... she can swim I bet :)
    BArk on From Gabby dog at Willows farm

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    1. I saw Gabby with Honey Bee, so sweet!!

      If you ever need lessons just call and I'll come a runnin'!!!

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  15. I'm sure your Dads will take you lots more times to this lake Sophie.
    You make fabulous tailbubbles and the place is amazing.
    Have a grrrrreat weekend!

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    1. The plan is in the works, Eileen!

      We almost made it there today....which is a few days after this post!

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  16. Hi Sophie! I think you could be right about the Doodles taking over, we are seeing more of them too--Just don't mention it to the Scotties, because they think they are! :-)

    What a lovely place, and what amazing photos--Your Dad's pictures always inspire me to be a better photographer.... I just HAVE to get that new lens!!

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    1. Hi Kim!
      Yes Scotties are numerous in the park lately. I tease them and they scamper off! That's just me!!

      A new lens will make your day as Dirty Harry would say!!

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  17. Oh my goodness, what a great place to play with Mr. O and you look so refreshed when you finish your swim. I hope you get to go back many times because I can tell you loved it.

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    1. Fresh water seems to make me swim faster ~~~ can that be true!?

      I don't know but I do know I had a great time at Birch Cove!!

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  18. Hi! You are a good swimmer Sophie!!! Great Pictures your Dad done.....
    Our puppies grow very fast now, they look like small pigs with a big belly

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    1. That is so funny ~~~ little fat belly pigs ~~~ I could pretend being a Mommy with them. I have done that before you know!!

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  19. Love love love the tail bubbles shot. My mom got a nice new camera but sure doesn't use it like your dads do!

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    1. Just play with your camera at many different heights and angles ~~~ you'll be surprised with what you capture. If you don't like it just DELETE it!!

      Cheers!

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  20. What an amazing series. I'm in awe of canoers who can do it on one knee.

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    1. The canoers and kayakers were sailing by with out missing a beat. It's really amazing watching them do their craft. They practice religiously every day morning and evening I suspect. They have to in order to move on in the rankings etc. We have a couple fellows in the Olympics practicing from this lake. It's all very exciting!

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  21. Thanks for trying to figure out my Google+ problem. I came to the same conclusion. Sophie is a cutie!

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  22. Sophie- you wore me out!! You are ONE with your Mr Orangie ball!! Your lake is so beautiful-- I'd love to be there with my kayak:)
    Love
    Vicki

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!