Thursday, August 20, 2015

Swimming Swimming in the Swimming Hole

Swimming, swimming in the swimming hole,
When days are hot when days are cold,
in the swimming hole.
Side-stroke, breast-stroke, fancy diving too.
I'll bet you wish you never had
anything else to do, but....

Truth be told, we don't have a swimming hole at the cottage, but we do have an area (actually two areas) that are suitable for swimming in the Crowe River, which runs along the back of the property. It's a great property line by the way.

The kids (as well as the me) were in there more than once on the weekend. These photos are all from the first visit.



Above: my brother-in-law, Brian, and my nephew, Matthew, stand at one access point to carefully watch the kids. Then, his wife, Petra, took up the station. Both photos show a bit of the Crowe River south of the swimming area.

Below: three photos of Danica and one of JJ with their reflections.







Above: Rosie playing on the bank.

Below: The kids having a blast.



Above: the Crowe from water level. Somewhat miraculously I didn't submerge the camera.

Below: two photos to prove that I wasn't cowardly, and did go in. Guess which one is me. The others are Danica and her aunt, my niece, Mary/



Finally: I had had enough what with the river being quite chilly. But Ben and Mary patiently waited for the kids to be done while I headed back to the cottage.

8 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

A great place to cool off. I'm not surprised you were there a few times over the weekend. I'll be happier when the temperature turns down a few notches.

TexWisGirl said...

something very freeing about being able to swim or paddle about in a river or pond. :)

Linda Kay said...

Nothing like swimming in something other than a swimming pool!

KGMom said...

Nothing says summer like a good old fashioned swimming hole!

Shammickite said...

I bet that water was a bit chilly. And it looks quite deep. The only stream near me is water up to the ankles, And there`s the reservoir, full of weeds and goose poop. I`ll stick to a swimming pool thanks!

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

The word "idyllic" comes to mind.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Thank you so much for the many times you respond on my sharing :)
Celebrex - I am so happy I can take the lowest dose and only one
about 3 times a week.
What a wonderful place to swim
wish it was so
here by my cottage...

Mary Gilmour said...

Ah, summer. Love the reflection shots.