At our campsite sitting and relaxing with dogs.
We are currently in a level 2 drought in our area so there was a complete campfire ban. It wasn't so bad without a campfire but the water levels were also very low so we weren't able to swim at the boat launch like we did last year. There was a couple places where the smaller dogs could swim so Beckett got his second swimming lesson and Keltic got his first. When I was out in the water with Keltic, Beckett actually came in swimming on his own, he had his life jacket on so that maybe helped out his confidence a bit. Most places though,we could only wade.
|Beckett, Keltic and I wading in the Carp River.|
|Keltic and Beckett on the dock near the boat launch on the Ottawa river.|
The water should be two to three feet higher than in the pictures. Last year there were pools deep enough to cover you when you sat down in the Carp river and we could swim in the Ottawa river near the dock. Not so this year.
We did get close to nature though. We had squirrels, chipmunks, quail and many grackles but we also had this lovely lady come into the river bed just near our campsite.
|A deer probably looking for water and food.|
|Lucy watches the deer from our campsite.|
For Keltic, it was his first camping trip. He didn't mind sleeping in the tent at all. The first night though he was up at 5:40 am and after taking him out to do his business, he then just wanted to play but the second night he slept until 8:10 am, must have been all the fresh air.
|Beckett and Keltic - afternoon siesta|
We like camping but it's good to get home to a nice shower and soft bed. But I can't wait for the next camping trip either. Funny that!