Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Canadian Weekend

This past weekend, we had a wonderful trip to Long Sault, Ontario, along the St Lawrence River, to show at the Club Barbet Canada supported entry weekend. Along the way, we stopped in Clayton, New York, to ride the Miss Thousand Islands, a 30' Hackercraft wood boat with a perfect sounding 502 engine at the Antique Boat Museum. 5 years ago, David and I visited this museum on a trip to Lake Placid for our 25th anniversary. The Miss Thousand Islands wasn't yet in the water, and we were sorry that we couldn't go out on her to see the area. It was great to be able to go back and enjoy the water with our daughter.

Ready to board the Miss Thousand Islands

We saw this stunning old racing boat while we were out
We set up the trailer in our waterfront campsite and spent the day exploring the area. We had time before the dog shows started for a side trip to visit Vieux Montreal. The oldest part of Montreal is a gorgeous section of this huge city that is so reminiscent of France.

St Lawrence River from our campsite

David and Isabel at Place d'Armes, a town square developed in 1693

Very French!
The dog show was fantastic with Nessa winning Winner's Bitch at the Club Barbet Canada Booster for 4 points on Saturday under judge Fabian Almendrales; then on Sunday, Solene was Winner's Bitch, Best of Winners, and Best of Opposite for 5 points under judge Jose Haro. The girls got a really good chunk of their points towards their Canadian championships, where 10 points are required. We rode our bikes a lot, and David was able to go kayaking and paddle boarding. This show is so enjoyable...too bad all dog show venues can't be like this!

Nessa and Solene

The Lineup for Winners on Saturday

David and Solene

Now we will be home with Claire's pups for the next few months, with a few local Agility events coming up!

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