It is the May long weekend (Victoria day) and a great day to grab my son and two grand kids for a nine kilometer hike. At the start, they had lots of energy.
After about 7 km, we came across the semi-empty beaver pond. This is the eldest unsticking the youngest and retrieving one rubber boot.
The dogs didn't sink but I could see this coming. One 6 foot heavy kid didn't last long on the surface.
It was the slippery, stinking, boot sucking mud.
Of course, where big brother goeth, so does little brother.
It's deep and sticky, and a lot of fun.
He did get through on his own.
Daphne did pretty good, and generally stayed on top.
Here you can see the tide line on the legs.
Mike and I walked the 9 km and the boys made it on their bikes. Boys aren't boys unless a little mud is involved!