Yesterday we decided to load up the dogs and ourselves and head off to Police Lake Provincial Park again to do a bit of fishing and visit with friends who are camping out there for the long weekend. The weather forecast was not so good but luckily we never got rained on all day. It was cool and overcast but on the whole we were very lucky. Had a great day fishing, a bit of hiking, visited with friends and saw lots of wildlife. Here is just a "little bit" of our day out:
First thing the dogs knew something was up with all the packing and getting the car ready. They were keen to get going just like us.
Once we got there, Zacky was watching Pete's every move as he got the fishing gear ready for boat.
I got the dogs out and we hung out in the parking lot picnic area while we waited. It was quite cool early in the morning but the dogs didn't seem to mind too much. I however had about 10 layers of clothes on and looked like the michelin man!!!
Zack has had his photo taken at this spot many times (you may have seen it in my prior posts) but Deucy Doo hadn't. He is such a sweet boy who turns 12 next month so I had to get a picture. It's hard to believe that Zack's buddy is getting on a bit now. We have noticed he gets a bit stiff if he overdoes it so we don't let them play as much any more but Deuce still enjoys his walks and getting out.
Deuce's mum told us that Deuce had never been on a boat before so we thought to be safe we better get a life vest for him too. Luckily out neighbour who owns Paisley the poodle let us borrow her lifevest. It fit Deuce perfectly albeit it was VERY pink but we didn't tell Deuce it was pink!! LOL
Zack being the seasoned fisherdog showed Deuce the ropes.
Deucy Doo loved every minute of it.
Zacky taught him well ---- who me?
Zack loves to look out and check out the birds that were everywhere. We were very lucky to come across bald eagles, ospreys, kingfishers and loons yesterday. It was pretty awesome. I will post about that tomorrow.
Deuce loved to sit on deck and keep an eye on things too. He is much more inquisitive about the fish than Zack. Zack is not amused when we catch a fish but Deuce is all keen to check it out. Night and day it's so funny.
It was pretty chilly at times on the boat if the wind got up so I was glad we had blankets for everyone to snuggle in including the dogs.
I am so glad we decided to take Deuce with us. He was no trouble in the boat and it was an experience he has now had in his life - may be it was on his bucket list LOL?!!
After a good day of catching trout, it was back to the boat launch for the day to warm up, visit with friends and do a bit of hiking. Til next time.....