Sunday, March 30, 2014

A Tour with the Dogs

We got a very special treat today - our first dog sled ride.

One of the ladies who competes at the Caledonia Classic every year invited us over to try the sport.  So we headed down to Fort Fraser and got our first taste of what it is like on the sled.

The colourful dog yard.  The dogs barked to greet us when we arrived, but other than that, they were remarkably quiet.  
We got to spend some time with them.  It is interesting how different in personality they all are. Ann know everyone so well.  What a bunch of happy dogs. 

 The dogs love their little houses.  Many of them spent the afternoon on the roof basking in the warm sun.  The doors and windows were painted on after an inspiring trip to Newfoundland.

 Lindsay getting her 'lesson' from Ann.

 Wanda (white) and Cappy (black) are ready to go.  Running behind them are Cisco (tan) and Lacey (black).

All ready to go.

Vesna (the dog out front) ran along side us.

Running along.

I only fell off once. 

Coming across the field after a series of turns.

Run through the woods into the 'finish line'.

 What an amazing experience!

Our spectators - two eagles.

Mark's turn. 

All ready to go!

In front we have Sugar (black) and Ronny (tan).  Behind is Raj (black) and Strider (white and gray).

The dogs and Mark coming up the hill.  Going up the hill is a great place to start because the dogs are moving slower, therefore you can figure out the balance better.  Going flat and down, those dogs really move. 

 Vesna leading the way.

Mark coming through the  series of turns. 

Coming down a little hill.

Coming across the fields.

Vesna 'leading' the team to the 'finish line'.

Thank you Ann and John for a fabulous adventure.


Barbara Pokorski said...

Another adventure for you two!!! Looks like lots of fun and beautiful weather! Love Mom and Dad Pokorski

Kris said...

This is soooo cool! I really REALLY want to try dog sledding sometime.