Canal Walk

A few weeks ago, we joined our local greyhound walking group (Around Town Hounds) for a walk in Downtown Richmond along the canal.  The weather was perfect for a walk with temps in the upper 70’s.  The pups were excited to be going somewhere.  They are always excited about riding in the van.

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This was Ziva’s first group walk and she was ready for some fun.  We wait for the rest of our group so we can start our walk as the pups look on.

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We begin our walk.

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Ziva and Cueball stop to enjoy the breeze next to the River.

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We saw some neat things on our walk, like this old train.

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And this neat bridge.

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The leaves on the trees were beautiful mixes of orange, yellow and red.

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We stop at the art wall for a group photo. 

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There was lots of neat artwork in this section of the walk.  This one below was my favorite.

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Of course, we got to socialize with our fellow greyhound friends and their hounds.  They are all so sweet and beautiful!  Below are some of the hounds who attended. 

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Sophie hiding behind her mom.

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A pretty Japanese Maple tree along our walk.  The stairs that are to the left of the tree in this picture were a challenge for Pippi.  So I carried her down them.  🙂  I think she may have been playing me.  She knows how to do stairs and use to race up and down ours in our first house, but she froze like Eeyore and refused to move.

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It was worth making the trip down the stairs to see this.

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The water was like glass.

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More hounds.

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Ziva does not look too happy in this picture, but she actually had a great time.

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Roger in for a close up.

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And the highlight of our walk was watching Hilo take a break and rest in his dad Myron’s lap.  He is no small hound either.

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More pretty trees.  These line the front entrance of the Mead West Vaco office building.

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And more hounds.  This was at the end of our walk.  They were all pretty pooped out by then and pretty easy to photograph.

Pawnee Girl.

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Rosie.

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Roger.  This is my favorite shot from the day.  He sure is a stunning hound.  I like his coat color against the big tire.

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But they are all so beautiful.

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And were thirsty!

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Harvey yawning.

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Harvey says: “Now I am ready for my close up.  Don’t I look dignified?”  Yes, yes you do!

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Hilo says: “It is time for a nap”.  I agree!

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My fellow bloggers, I would really like some feedback on my photos please.  All the photos above were taken using Manual mode on my camera with no editing other than cropping. I just started using the Manual mode function. This setting use to terrify me. 

I am finally off Auto mode, and thrilled, so yay, but I have A LOT left to learn!   I am trying very hard to improve my shots, so any feedback you can give would be GREATLY appreciated!

Lastly, I would like to express my deepest condolences to those who have lost a beloved family member this week.  It is never an easy thing to go through. It is especially hard to lose two so close together, which I myself have gone through twice in the last year. I feel for you and what you are going through.   I was very saddened to hear of the passing of three beloved hounds and a beloved cat over this week. It just sucks, there are no other words…..

I hugged all mine a little tighter.  You never know what tomorrow brings; enjoy and love them everyday.

 

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6 thoughts on “Canal Walk

  1. I absolutely ADORE that photo of Harvey, and honestly, I don’t think you have a bad picture in the whole bunch! I am so green with envy that you have a Greyhound walking group (I tried to get one started here with no luck) and that you have such a gorgeous place to walk!

    • Thanks! Harvey is a character! I love our walking group and know we are very fortunate to have one. :). Keep trying; this group started off with 4 walkers several years ago and has grown to over 80 members.

  2. Ha. I was just commenting to Kris as I was reading that there was definitely something different in the quality of the photos. Excellent job. Definitely have to do the canal walk with the pups sometime.

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