These two days fit perfectly into my blog photo lesson “Water”:“A source of life. A place of recreation. A calming presence, but also a destructive force…We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might also symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go….How will you interpret this theme? How can you tell a story with water?”
My story today is about the waterfalls of the Deh Cho Route (Dehcho mean’s Waterfall in the Dene (South Slavey people) and Métis language) . Along this route here are numerous places to pull of and find these magnificent falls. I never expected to see canyons in this area.
Sambaa Deh Falls
I was taken by the beautiful sights but the dogs kept themselves busy sniffing and exploring. I should have predicted that Nickel would find dead vermin to entertain herself. She was determined to tease Eureka and TinTin with it.
I think it was a muskrat.
The next day we came across an even larger fall. It was quite spectacular. Some of the Poodle Petroglyphs were taken here.
Lady Evelyn Falls
can you find the Poodles below?
Evidence of a variety of wildlife living on the river. I couldn’t believe the teeny mouse tracks… followed by the fox tracks!
We found a way down to the river but the poodles decide that it was too steep and scary. I think they read the signs.
You can see Eureka’s concern by her yawn… a typical sign of stress in a dog.
Steps to the river