Tuesday, August 31, 2010

down by the riverside

We were out in the country last weekend and stopped by this fun little spot.
It's the Sherwood Rd bridge over the Macleay River, just west of Kempsey.

Very interesting with all these smooth stones.

The water was lovely and cold - it sure was flowing briskly too.

But that didn't stop me. I did a lot of fetching of sticks.

Gracie wouldn't swim, she just paddled at the edges
- she's going to have to learn how to swim soon, to be a proper Airedale.

She would steal my sticks as soon as I brought them to shore.

What a pest!

And off she'd bolt...

Kay always says Gracie runs like a jackrabbit - look at the Airedale bunny.

Very pleased with herself here - that was a very good stick.

I went back to exploring the riverbanks... very interesting smells... could even be RATS!
...or something very like them.


  1. Sticks and Swimming, Yeah! It doesn't get any better than that!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  2. Waters, sticks and swimming. This is also my passion. Gracie must soon learn this. Nevertheless, we are Waterdales!
    Lots of love

  3. Gracie will swim when she's ready! If it makes you feel any better, we don't swim either, Gracie!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  4. What a fun day of swimming, fetching sticks, and having them stolen! I've never been swimming, but I don't think I'd do very well at it. I'm also so impressed by your athleticism, Ruby!!

  5. Hehe, D says Willow runs like a jack rabbit too.
    That looks like a great place to stop and swim. Gracie, you have to learn to swim sweetheart!! Your mummy is a very good swimmer.

    Noah x