Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Blandford Peninsula


Seriously, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven
when we arrived at this postcard-like beach
with a church on the right
an old farmhouse nestled in the grove of trees on the left
and
the warm waters lapping the shore.


With all that and more
my needs were more basic
fetching time
and
exercise.


Shallow ~~~ Yes


with a quick drop off


with plenty of time to do my dog paddle


Aaaahh
now that feels so great.


What is Jim doing way down the beach?
You can hardly see us.


 Oh I see.
A perfect moment for some brilliant yellow ochre seaweed pictures.


Queen Anne's Lace is making itself very visible


and yes
another rugosa rose to smell.


This beach calmly lulls us as we seek out seaglass
and I practice my stroke improvement.



Here is a short moment (6 minutes short
also a much better view full screen)
of us playing with Mr. Orangie
and
seeing/hearing in the distance some loons.
 Pay super close attention
and rewind if you miss the sound.

Love the sound of loons!!

30 comments:

  1. Oh my dog, that is beautiful. How I wish me nd Stanley could be there swimming with you!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. We would have a BLAST I just know it!

      The 3 of us just like the the Three Doodleketeers ~~ up and down the beach and in and out of the water !!!

      Wuz Up?

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  2. Beautiful! Great beach it is and not a lot of people. You can run and play as you want to

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    1. We always locate isolated uninhabited beaches ~~~ that way we won't upset anyone and they can have a great day peacefully enjoying nature !

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  3. I never think of loons being by the ocean. Probably because I've only ever heard them on inland lakes. Still, what an iconic Canadian sound!

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    1. It surprised me too, Debra hearing the lonely sound in this cove ~~ living by the ocean and all ~~ we visited Emerald Lake in the Rockies years ago and I heard loons and the more I think of it they seemed louder and closer probably because of the mountain hemming the sound in.

      I am going to try and get another video of loons ~~~ it's on my list along with cows for Mitch at 'Mitchell is Moving' blog!

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  4. Ah, ideal! They say (well, I think Garrison Keeler says) Minnesotans can identify each other by their own personal (regional) loon calls.

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    1. Mitch ~~~ that is so very interesting ~~ I hadn't heard this fact about loons ~~ GK is such a iconic person of American ~~ sooo enjoy his world!

      Huh?

      I hear a loon calling me ~~ Is that you Jim?

      LOL

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  5. All your beaches look like postcards
    Benny & Lily

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    1. A nip here
      a tuck there
      and
      our beaches
      leave you speechless

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  6. What a beautiful place! The water looks so inviting. I would really enjoy walking in the shallow end. And I love the yellow ochre seaweed. I'd want to take photos of that!

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    1. The seaweed was actually more vibrant than what my camera captured, so unusual. The wave movement was minimal in this cove so no chance of getting drenched by unsuspecting rogue waves like on Lawrenctown Beach. This way you could sit on the edge and get some very cool shots!

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  7. Summer time and the living is splashy Sophie. It looks super. I love the seaweed.

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    1. My favourite pass time is to lay in the seaweed and get all stinky!

      SURPRISE, EH!?

      Not in the least!

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  8. Sophie, you look so happy. I wish I could play, too. The Z-Boys don't chase balls and aren't very interested in toys. They want to spend all their time watching what I do. I admit it's nice to be so loved and admired that three handsome dogs can't stay away from me.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The Z-Boys sound like a trio of super doggy fun.

      You know if I play my cards right, maybe I could get 2 more bros or sisters.

      Whattaya think?

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  9. The water is SO clear! Almost like my pond!

    -Otto

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    1. You are SO right, Otto!

      Your video the other day was perfect timing for me because we were having a heatwave(a tropical heatwave ~~~singing here please).

      It cooled me down, really it did, *smiles*

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  10. Love it, Sophie! I think the beach is the BEST (well, after 1000 acres), but I wish we had some of that sea glass here.

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    1. I'd love to play at 1000 Acres with you someday ~~~ we could chase after Mr. O and take turns fetching.

      Seaglass on this beach is relegated to greens and browns (liquor and beer bottle) me thinks!

      Always looking for unusual colours to add our collection.

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  11. Sophie
    I love the loons too. And that beach is beautiful!
    love
    tweedles

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  12. Looks a lot calmer than the other beach! Mr O can go swimming, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. So calm and relaxing with little wavelets "LICKING" the shore!!

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  13. Hi Y'all!

    Love to hear the sound of the loons too.

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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  14. There are so many gorgeous beach venues in your neck of the woods, Sophie. What a great palace to play!

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