21 October 2011

{21oct2011: the Locks}

While Jason was off at the climbing gym, Darwin and I killed time walking around the Locks
From the US Army Corps of Engineers page:
"The complex of locks sit in the middle of Salmon Bay and are part of Seattle's Lake Washington Ship Canal. They are known locally as theBallard Locks after the neighborhood to their north. (Magnolia lies to the south.)
The locks and associated facilities serve three purposes:
I was trying to get a pretty picture of Darwin on the nice lawn, but she decided she'd rather eat it.
We took in the view of the locks and ship canal.
Then we noticed the flock of geese hanging out.
I was worried for a second that Darwin would want to chase them (she loves chasing birds), but thankfully a quick "leave it" and she turned away ready to do something else.
We headed down to the locks to watch a couple boats loading up getting ready to be moved up to the higher lake level.
Our walk through the Locks ended with a stroll through the flower garden. So pretty!

***Here's a good post explaining the locks and the fish ladder.


  1. You make Seattle look so fun and dog friendly! I must, must, must get out there!

  2. Hi Darwin, my brother and I like to eat grass too. We think that your mom has a "good eye" for taking great photos of you. Hope you have a fine weekend. I have to go to acupuncture and swimming tomorrow :0

  3. What a nice walk Darwin. Looks like you enjoy posing for the pawparazzi. Grass could be quite tasty. Mom calls us cows in pasture
    Benny & Lily

  4. You guys sure explore a lot!


  5. We LOVE eating grass! And Darwin, you look beautiful in the flowers - especially those yellow ones!

    -Bart and Ruby

  6. aw, what a nice pic of darwin at the end! i need to learn the leave it command. ollie gets so fixated on things (like chasing birds or barking at his frenemy)

  7. I have missed reading your blog, but I am caught up and want to give you straight A's on everything. Trips, photos and fun for that tall pup of yours. I like how you take her off to a safe place when what you want to do won't work for her. You're great doggy parents!

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  8. Hi Darwin, great walk while your Dad was busy. We love your photos especially the last one. I still can't get over how much my little brother looks like you. Hmmmm. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  9. That was real interesting about the locks! They have very important jobs!
    That looks like such a cool adventure -- did Dar make friends with the gooses? I love my goose friends!
    You sure had a pretty place to walk!
    Play bows,

  10. You can have some great walks when you have time to kill :)

    We'll done for not chasing the birds! I, Lexi would of had to really try and restrain myself!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  11. Darwin that was a great walk. We love seeing different places. You look lovely in all your photos..simply gorgeous!

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  12. Grass is very yummy, i like it too...
    I like the park, it is very nice, and the picture with the big yellow flowers is great...
    Wish it was your garden!
    Ciao Lucille

  13. Oh - there were locks near Oxford, where we used to live...we used to find them fascinating too! :-)