Today was a perfect day to pack up the anipals and explore the Confederation Trail behind UPEI and the Atlantic Veterinary College.
Co-pilot Oskar reporting for duty!
A sneak peek at a small portion of the trail (which spans the entire Island from West to East, tip to tip).
Schatzi, giving the trail her paw of approval!
Oskar & Xena - sniffing and exploring.
The trail follows along behind the AVC, which was hosting their Annual Open House! Lots of activities going on - Schatzi stopped to say hello to a friendly beagle!
Xena networking with another beagle and some kids who were quite smitten seeing three wieners!
And look who we happen to meet out for his morning walk, but a friendly dachshund - named Quincy! Obviously a huge hit with Schatzi & Xena. Oskar on the other hand, not quite so smitten with him, but did manage a quick snarl.
We continued on our walk, passing the busy Charlottetown Farmer's Market.
Next to the Farmer's Market is a Duck's Unlimited marsh, a protected area (and right in the heart of the city!) Some cute ducks having an early morning swim.
A few cat tails growing along the trail.
Just to show how close the marsh is to civilization - you can see the Atlantic Superstore in the foreground.
Xena gets sacked! Our little lowrider got a bit wobbly & tired from all the walking, so she was safely tucked into her Outward Hound bag. (which she loves).
We finished our outing with a quick look at the preparations underway at the University for the 2009 Canada Summer games.
The course for the track and field events.
Since it was near noon, it was time to head for home & have a much needed snack.