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Today's walk by the river

Skryker
July 6th, 2006, 11:08 PM
The dogs didn't get to go into the water, since their feet aren't totally healed up yet, but we did go for a walk this morning by the old canal here and I remembered my camera today. (This is my first try at photobucket, so cut me some slack if it doesn't work, OK?:D )

So this is the canal side-a bike trail runs between the closed off canal and the St Lawrence river. We're out on a crumbling old pier that was part of a make-work program during the '30s. There's a massive beaver lodge just below us, but the light was all wrong to get a pic.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0169.jpg

Hubby and Fingal waiting for me to hurry up, already!
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0168.jpg

Here's the area where we took them for their first swim-you go down a steep trail to get there. There's a blue heron fishing off the rocks, just to the right of the entrance to the pond.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0170.jpg

A closer view of the heron-maximum zoom on my little camera.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0171.jpg
A family of ducks cruising the canal.
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0174.jpg

Skryker
July 6th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Hubby and the dogs going on ahead-I still think of them as little dogs, but I guess they're not anymore.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0175.jpg

Down the canal to the Seaway Bridge-and there's that heron again! ( I was never fast enough to get him in flight. I should try and get video of him telling me off when I get too close!)

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0178.jpg

ANd a long shot towards the bridge.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j243/Arkayos/IMG_0180.jpg

This is now part of our mornings, so I'm hoping to get better with my camera as the summer goes on.

Prin
July 6th, 2006, 11:23 PM
ooo I like that last one. Great pics. :)

Skryker
July 6th, 2006, 11:24 PM
:o Thanks! I wasn't sure how they would look, with it being so grey, but I really liked the way that last one turned out, too.