Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vacay - Part 1

We started our vacation with an agility girls camping weekend the last weekend of July at Bon Echo Provincial Park. It's about a 3 hour drive from my place just far enough that you feel you've actually gone away. There was only three of us this year but we still had 7 dogs. We got quite a few comments like "are those all your dogs".

Camp site
We had pretty nice weather. It poured rain one night but we were lucky it started after our campfire and ended before I got up for breakfast. We did one rather strenuous (for me anyway since my calf still wasn't 100%) hike. The trail was all rocks and roots so it was hard to walk comfortably as I wanted to make sure I didn't pull or twist anything.  Afterwards back at the trail parking lot, we read the definition of moderate difficulty, it said not for the elderly, young children or people with lower limb injuries.

On the boardwalk


View from the trail

Very steep path to the lake (no I didn't go down)
Bon Echo also has a dog beach that is off leash. It is not at an out of the way location but between two of the beaches for the humans. It also had a big grassy area and that was nice as I could have a good game of Frisbee with Beckett.

The dog beach

Keltic stole all the treats

Beckett wading

I think we're out far enough, Mum

Oh all right just a little further.

The bridge to the dog beach
It was just the right way to start out our summer vacation. Relaxing and enjoying good food and good company.

Mazinaw rock 

A Shelties favourite way to swim

Keltic on the Rocks


  1. Looks like a wonderful way to start a vacation - I can't believe you got them in the water - my boys would have refused to of got with a few feet of it :)

  2. The boys look like expert campers! What a treat to have an off leash area, so the dogs could get to run a bit. Glad you didn't get rained on too much, 'cause that can make camping pretty darn miserable!

  3. That looks like such a great time!

  4. I love how Keltic stole all the treats and I love Becketts smile standing on that rock. Pawsome.

  5. That look like such a lovely place. Beckett and Keltic both look really happy and you look like you had nice weather too! i casnot see the post above. I guess it a video and Mum's ipad will not play it?
    ~Lickies, Ludo

    1. Yes it's a video of Keltic trying to catch a kite. The kite is a bird and he was jumping and barking at it. Too bad you can't see it.

  6. Looks lovely their :) Great pictures!


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