Sunday, 14 June 2009

A Walk on the Wild Side

While YoungerSon and The Bride were getting used to having a brand new baby in their house, Tessa came to stay with me for a week. We took the opportunity to go for some long doggy walks in York Regional Forest. Anything to tire her out.

York Regional Forest comprises over 5000 acres of trees on 20 tracts, all just a short drive from home and open to the public. The Natural Heritage and Forestry Services hosts events for all ages in the forest classroom.

No special events on that day, just time to walk along the trails and enjoy the outdoors. At least, I walked.... Tessa covered at least ten times more ground than I did, mostly at doodle warp speed. Does she ever get tired? She only has a small backyard at home, so this must have seemed like heaven to her.

We walked for almost two hours and only met 3 other walkers with their dogs.
Tessa's coming to stay for a couple of days next weekend too, so perhaps we'll explore the forest a little further, if the weather's good.

15 comments:

Neva said...

What a great shot of Tessa walking down the lane!!! It looks like a great forest. How nice of you to take her in for a visit.....she must love it!

Xtreme English said...

it does look like doggy heaven...people heaven, too. great photos.

photowannabe said...

Great shots of Tessa. We haven't had Snicker for a while but she also has a small yard and goes totally bonkers running around and sniffing everything in our big yard. Have fun with Tessa.

Peter said...

Certainly looks like heaven for dogs ... and for humans!

Ken said...

We sure are lucky to have this forest so close.

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful, just beautiful

Craver Vii said...

Long walks are nice... even if they are nice and easy. No.. especially if they are nice and easy.

Beverly said...

Oh my, that is a gorgeous place to be able to walk. It would indeed be a doggie heaven.

Wendy said...

Tessa is adorable! I had to enlarge the pic to really see her. Those forests do look heavenly.

madretz said...

The fresh green leaves are beautiful and Tessa looks so happy to explore! she's lucky to have you.

Suldog said...

Lovely walk in the woods. I wish I could be taking one right now rather than being at work...

rosemary said...

Beautiful shots....Tessa will keep you in good shape!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow this is so a beautiful trip to the forest !! Really great..Unseen Rajasthan

Hilary said...

A walk in the woods is one of those perfect relaxers. You, the pooch and nature's finest. Thanks for sharing. :)

Ginnie said...

That would be heaven for any dog...or human! How fun for both of you.