Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Ripple Rock Trail

On the way home from town today we stopped off at Ripple Rock trail. Only went half way but plan to do the full hike in the summer when M&D come to visit.

True ran down all the steps on the way down and walked along side them on the way back up - funny gal! True will be 14 this year and she never ceases to amaze me with her determination and joy de vive.

About a 3rd of the way down the trail is this suspention bridge. The dogs find it a bit strange to walk on - see Chi & Tigger are both crouching a bit to ensure they keep balance.

Below is a photo of Salmon Berry flowers. Once they turn into fruit in about July time the bears will feast on them. We have alot of these on out property - our neighbours tell us there hasn't been a bear around for a few years tho, phew!

And this is the beach half way down the trail - breathtaking view!

Another bear delicacy is the stink cabbage featured below a half eaten one - maybe I shoulda taken my bear spray with me....... The bears eat this when they come out of hybernation to kick start their digestive systems. I think Shelites are too fury & besides most bears are frightened off with the barking!!! :)

Lastly a funny camo coloured slug - kewl eh! :)

Monday, 18 April 2011

DAWGS - Nanaimo

DAWG (Dog Agility Work Group) based in Nanaimo very kindly let Chi and I participate in one of their classes last week. As we were visiting my cousin this meant that I could take her along to see what agility is all about, & get her to take some photo's of us in action & the equipment that's used over here.
For our first true foray back into agility we were going to be doing Gamblers! I always use to enjoy Gamblers...............

Here's me giving a gr8 go on directional.

Clearly no David Bailey my couz! We all had a gr8 night tho :)
Thank you DAWGs.
Next week we're off to a fake/friendly trial & having some fun on Easter Friday. Will try and get better pics & some video.