Wednesday, August 10, 2016

`Walking the dog' on the Back River - GoPro video

James is a Labrador Retriever, so he is a natural swimmer with paws that fan out like paddles.  His hind quarters are above the surface and his tail seems to act like a rudder.  Swimming looks easy - he actually seems to be walking in the water.  James swims long distances, following us as we row - mostly swimming, sometimes running along the shore to get ahead of us.  When I got the Monhegan skiff seven years ago he wanted to get in the boat.  Not now.  He prefers to `walk'.