The last few days we have gone to the boardwalk with our daughter and two of the grandkids. We wanted five year old Caitlin to see the animals again. Our days with her are limited now since she starts school this year and with her mother starting back to work soon, she will be in daycare again. Almost one year old brother Owen was along for the ride as well.
The first day was sunny and warm with temperatures in the high teens Celsius. The water level in the river is high and it may be a factor in keeping the ducks and muskrats out of sight so fewer animals than normal were around the river.
Caitlin rode her scooter in fine style,
helped us feed the squirrels,
then stayed ahead of us on the trail, stopping when we stopped and returning to us again.
We watched a boat come into the harbour. It looked like it was placing or replacing marker buoys for the channel.
Meanwhile at the end of the trail, Caitlin and I explored the woods which she really enjoyed. We collected cones and buds to use in crafts. We watched a huge robin whio stopped to watch us
and a pair of mourning doves, one of which was huge as well.
Birds can’t be pregnant, right?
The second day, the temperature was colder, just 4 degrees Celsius. We were bundled up this time. Owen was snug in his stroller and too curious to nap.
Caitlin was on her bike and a bit more adventurous.
The squirrels were building nests, if this little one’s activity was any indication.
The chickadees were interested in the sunflower seeds we had to offer though none fed out of hand.
These are precious days indeed. There will be more family walks in the near future.