Canal Life II
#TIL the things hanging from the side of ships to protect against hitting the moorings are called fenders. The word is probably more familiar as the root of defender.
This ship really needs lots of fenders along both sides, to prevent collisions with the sides of the canal.
Yesterday, #Gruoch was allowed her first walk without a leash.
Her recalls were OK, but, her equivalent of "walk at heel" was terrible. Walkies will be on leash again, until that problem is resolved. It is for her own safety.
Freedom is temporarily suspended.
This clever Border Collie would wait for a human to walk past the garden. Just as the humans were passing, the Collie would drop the green ball through the fence. The Collie knew that humans would then throw the ball into the garden, thus completing one iteration of a day-long game.
As the garden was alongside the Caledonian Canal path, there were always plenty of participating humans. Collies are clever.
I was in the great city of Glaschu, to-day. It is a magnificent place, but, I'm sure glad to be back in the Highlands.
On the way down I passed Buachaille Èite Mhòr, partially covered in early morning mist/cloud. I just had time for one smartphone photo.
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