Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Fall Fishing

Fall fishing at Police Lake at the foot of the Rocky Mountains is my favourite place to fish.  It's so beautiful this time of year and we took Zack and Molly with us before it gets too cold and the snow starts to blow.    The weather the day we went was just crazy.   

This sign seems to follow us everywhere lately.  No walking through the trees that's for sure.  

It was a crisp morning and no wind while we waited for Pete to get the boat in the water.  Zack and Molly looked on from the jetty in all their water gear.  Zack was pulling faces he hates his life vest.  

Once on the boat he forgets all about it.  Too many things to smell and see.  

The wind then started to blow.  
It blew up and then calmed down. It rained then the sun shone.  It got cold and then warm.  Crikey it didn't know what to do.  At least it didn't snow!

Capt. Zack kept a lookout for any little muskrat that decided to swim by.  Nothing came close to the boat this time other than a few birds which took a quick dive as soon as they saw him!.  Molly is such a cutie on the boat,  nothing gets her too excited she would rather sleep lol.  

We caught lots of fish, saw Ospreys, bald eagles and lots of water birds. Luckily no bears :).  Just love the wildlife there.  

During a heavy downpour the dogs and I huddled under the umbrella and blankets to stay warm.  Pete continued fishing , nothing will stop him.  Everytime he lost a fish he would shout "you bastard!"   It was so funny. 

Wicked black clouds moved in over the mountains and suddenly Kaboom a loud clap of thunder hit,  we then made a mad dash for shore for our safety and sat in the car waiting for the storm to pass.  The sky was very dark but beautiful. 

I will continue our fall fishing outing blog next time.   

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Trip to the Mountains - Last instalment

We had a one night stay at Island Lake Lodge up the top of a mountain.  It was truly beautiful up there.  

Our room was cozy like a log cabin and we had a beautiful view from the balcony.  

It was funny to see how different the dogs were.  Zack's terrier instincts never died down and he was always on the lookout while Molly was happy to take a nap.  All the fresh mountain air is very tiring ya know.   They were so cute. 

We were going to do a bit of hiking but yet again on the trails there was a warning to the hikers about a mother bear and cubs on the trail as well as a moose bluff charging hikers.   As we had Zack and Molly we decided to stay close to the Lodge.  

In the old growth forest Molly's white coat stood out like a beacon.  We didn't want her to become bear bait.  Crikey

We managed a short hike to the lake which was absolutely gorgeous.   

It was a short trip but  it was nice to get away with the dogs for a change.   I would definitely go back to Island Lake Lodge may be a different time of year when the Bears aren't getting ready for hibernation by eating everything in sight, which might include a little white fluffy thing LOL.    

On the way home we stopped in the Crowsnest Pass and checked out the river there.  Found another little trail which we will have to go back to.  The valley there is lovely. 

It was good to get home but since then we have been fishing!!!  Another post to come :)