and the water is warming up. Had a nice paddle on Lake Juniper the other day. Got to have a look at a huge osprey nest in a cypress tree. She was not very happy. Dad was sitting in the next tree.
As usual, I headed up to Morrow Mountain, NC for the traditional New Years day ride. It was only 3 of us showing up this year. It might have been a little too cold for some. Took the opportunity to scout out some prospective kayak paddle destinations, and Yadkin River looks very nice. Water is not very clear, but still a nice paddle destination.
Lots of deer running around in the state park, as usual. Can't wait to go camping up there this spring.
Yadkin River, Morrow Mountain State Park boatramp
Yadkin River looking north
Went to Charlotte last weekend to IABCA (International All Breed Canine Association) with our two Shiloh Shepherd fur kids Maggie, 22 months, and her little brother and best friend Samson, 5 months. I didn't have much time to take pictures due to stressful showing, but got a few in between bouts.
Pretty good learning experience being our very first show
All show: Best in Breed Puppy
Show 2: 2.nd Place in Best of Puppy Group
Show 1: 3.rd Place in Best of Puppy Group
Earned IABCA National & International Puppy Title
All shows: Best in Breed Adult
Best in Show Companion
Best in Show Companien Reserve
Earned IABCA International Title
Lots of dogs at this show
They were both taking in the sights and sounds
I'll giv ya a smooch if ya pik meeee
Mom, is she goin to pik meee?
Mom and Mags waiting on verdict