Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, Chesapeake, Virginia

The Dismal Swamp Canal Trail, in Chesapeake, Virgina, is one of my very favorite hikes. This is a 8.5 mile stretch of old Virginia Route 17 that runs along the Dismal Swamp Canal which is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. There lots of folks who bike here, but we just walk. We walked two miles today. My folks like it because it is paved. I like it because of all the wonderful smells. It is in the woods, so there are lots of wild things around like deer, groundhogs, wild turkey, and even bears! My nose is always on the ground there!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Walking my tail off we have been back in Virginia a week and the parents have started a new walking routine. I suppose that since it is cooler here, they think I can walk longer because the distance has certainly increased! But....I can!! My bionic TPLO repaired legs are holding up great! We are doing two miles a day! They take me to different places so I have plenty of new smells to investigate each time. I know that annoys the dad, but, after all, I am a dog!