IMGP2023 Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. spotted by a paparazzi this candid pic of Bez was taken as he emerged from a Sooke nightspot.
IMGP2030 Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. Training is going well, when he isnt biting us. He can sit if bribed with a treat, and Mark can get him to sit and stay for about 3 seconds.
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IMGP2036 Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. It isnt a Canoe but it isnt a normal Kayak either as you cannot put a spraydeck on it and it carries 3 people if they aren't too big.We call it a Kanayak.
IMGP2031 Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. Aaah what a beautiful lake, before we wrecked the peace with our first canoe/kayak trip. We were the only people there for quite a while.
Monty and Sam Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
Monty and Barney Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
Monty, Barney and Sam on the phone to Nana Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
Monty, Barney and Sam Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
3rd Prize for my pickled onions Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. In the Sooke Fall Fair I won third prize, $1, for these hot and spicy pickled onions. (Before you ask, yes there were more than three entries - six actually).The vinegar was cloudy because I added horseradish to pep them up but I wouldn't bother next time, as the chilli and pepper was enough.
Big Hayes Little Hayes Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass.
Derek's eagle tattoo Originally uploaded by thesnodgrass. Derek has this tattoo of an eagle on his right forearm. The other day we were in East Sooke regional park and a bald eagle circled above us. It was curious to think that this was the first bald eagle he had ever seen, yet he had carried a picture of one around for the last 50 years.
OrcasToday we were playing on the deserted beach, swinging the kids on a tyre tied on a long rope to the top of a tree, when Derek said he would love to see a killer whale before he went home. About 10 minutes later a pod of 6 orca swam into the inlet and were followed by 3 boat loads of whale watchers in hot pursuit. They were about 30 m away from us, surfacing and blowing and looked to be going into a dead end at the end of the fjord-type stretch of water. The watchers backed off and the whales headed out to open [...]
Mixing with the Oi PoloiLast night we were bussed from the fire hall near where we live, to an old resort about 6km further around the edge of the basin. It is called the Grouse Nest and is a little rundown, but in its heyday in the 1950's it was the place for swingers and socialites to hang out. The current owners are architects and they invited the neighbourhood to come and see what plans they have for the property, as some people think it is controversial and are against any development in this rural area.200 people or so turned up, and we were just about [...]