Monday, August 04, 2014

Cottage! part 14

Well, the vacation had to come to an end eventually. It was fantastic. The only downside was the drive there & back. It was too long for Paisley & me. I'm not a good traveller, and as it turns out, neither is Paisley. She stood and panted for the entire trip. We tried a natural calming remedy from a great pet store in Nakusp, and while it may have taken the edge of her stress off it didn't fix the problem. We will have to try something else next time. But if the drive is the only complaint I think the trip can be declared a success. Now we have to decide what to do next year!

The obligatory last day selfies.

Cottage! part 13

These are the cottage owner's horses. She has 6. One of them scared me. I took Paisley for a walk and he was lying flat over in the field, far away from the others. I thought maybe he had hurt himself or had been attacked by an animal. Turns out he really just loves lying flat out! He was like that regularly. The horses seemed quite social, but I know nothing about them so I kept my distance. 

Nests! We have never seen so many nests. This one belongs to ospreys I believe. There were also tons of eagle nests along the highway from Nakusp to the cottage. They were enormous, probably 2-3 times the size of this one. You could see the eagles hanging out in them, sitting on the poles, or sometimes flying into a nest. They were very cool. We were able to walk to this one from the cottage. We didn't see any birds while we were taking pictures, but as we walked away they started circling overhead. 

Cottage! part 12

A Night in Nakusp

We went to Nakusp on the Friday evening. There was a parkour demo going on, and I wanted to get pictures of it. However, we took the lakeside walk, and never got to the demo. I was too busy taking pictures of flowers, then Paisley met a boyfriend! A lovely poodle named Fletcher lives along the walk. They had a nice play and we chatted with Fletch's person. It was a great evening.

The gardens are so gorgeous. I don't know who takes care of them but they do a great job. 

View from the lakeside walk.  

These ducklings were getting lessons on how to be ducks. There was some water running that took place later. Adorable!

Paisley & Fletch! Fletcher was a very nice poodle. Nice temperament, loves people & dogs. A real cutie. It was fun to meet him. I think he was the only other poodle we saw when we were in BC.