After a quick look around at what tiny bit of the lake we could see we agreed with this sign 100% - NO swimming!!! Why any doggy would want to get wet is beyond us! Time to head up into the woods - but first we have to cross the balance beam bridge - I think we deserve a perfect 10 for our routine - side by side we go - you don't see many doubles on the balance beam do you!
When we reached the end of the trail look what we found - more stuff for Mom to eeeewwww and aaaahhhhh over - we found daffodils in flowers - there were hundreds of them - just growing wild out in the middle of nowhere. And then finally we were back at the beginning of the Great Blue Heron Trail. Yes - we did the whole 1.2 miles - probably more considering we kept dragging Mom down little side trails as we followed our noses. Mom says that she was sad that she could see the lake between the trees but there was no way to get to it. For some reason Mom loves being near water and doesn't understand this concept of people 'owning' lake shores.
Oh we nearly forgot to mention - on the way home - we saw not 1 but 2 REAL LIVE deer - just around the corner from where we live !!! It's only the second time she has seen them in the wild like that. Luckily Mom saw it off to the side and stopped the car as it bounded right in front of us - quickly followed by the second one. We tried telling Mom to give it a nudge with the car (to just hurry it along a little) but she said no - hey you can't blame us for trying - we do love a good bit on venison.
What a fun hike! Those daffodils are lovely.ReplyDelete
What a pretty little walk. I thi you is missing out not going swimming! At least you get to enjoy a bit of it, even if people do own the rest of it.ReplyDelete
Another great walk. We would have been in that water. We don't like baths, but natural water is a different thing.ReplyDelete
The not owning lakes must be the Australian gene. Unless you're mega rich and own property along Sydney Harbour...anyone can enjoy the water.
Seeing two deer how fantastic. We haven't seen our 'roos this year yet.
XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy
Daffodils that means spring is coming. It will be awhile here, we have a winter storm warning tonight.ReplyDelete
How is you Mom doing? I hope she's not overdoing the adventuring.
Looks like a fantastic place to hike!ReplyDelete
I can say I have never seen a double on a balance beam. And I think you get a 10+ on form and balance. You have daffodils?! My MOM loves them. Special reason why that involves her Grannymom. All in all a great walk I'd say.ReplyDelete
Muahaha...venison! ;-D Wow, what a beautiful and sniff worthy trail guys!! I'm sorry that most of the lake was private property, but at least there was plenty of woods to go through! Nice tandem walking skills too!!ReplyDelete
Hi, we liked the photo of you by the sprouting daffodils. thanks for taking us along on your adventure hike.ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun place. To bad you could hike/walk more.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great hike and you do did a wonderful balance beam performance...just curious - why no swimming in the lake? 'gators there?ReplyDelete
Your hike looks like so much fun. All those sniffs, trails, mud and leaves! We are jealousReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
You really have the coolest hikes.ReplyDelete
Pawsome hike chaps. All those things to sniff at. We would love a bit of venison too. Have a fabulous Friday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Excellent walk you guys! And I LOVE the daffodils! :) Too bad you couldn't get closer to the lake though. Hmmmm....maybe somewhere else on that big lake there is a park?ReplyDelete
I love running into blooming daffodils in unexpected places!ReplyDelete
So that's where our daffodils went! Mommy planted a lot of bulbs at our place years ago -- and none of them come up anymore. Maybe the bulbs moved from our place out into the wild! And here we thought the aliens ate them!ReplyDelete
Our mom is so jealous of your daffodils! We are in the middle of a blizzard here and there is no color to be seen anywhere! It's a white-out!ReplyDelete
Your park looks wonderful to us, Reilly and Denny!
Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly
Yup, must be an Aussie thing. You can't own the beach in this country (not sure about lakes) they're all public property.ReplyDelete
How can a lake in a State park be off limits? That makes no sense and quite frankly, sucks.ReplyDelete
Your balance beam act is worthy of a medal! Pity about the poo and venison. Humans can be so squeamish.