Beach Walk 28th November

Hubby and I decided to walk the dog up to town today but along the beach rather than the roads.
It’s the first time I’ve walked that way as that side of the beach is closed to dogs from May 1st to 30th September and we had been walking Maggie on ‘our side’ since our arrival in September.
It’s amazing but the sea has never been the same twice and this different aspect was no exception. The tide was going out but some of the waves breaking beyond the shoreline were over six feet high.

The sand along this stretch is maintained daily by sweepers forever levelling off and sifting the debris brought ashore .
Maggie was in her element and it was good to see her enjoying herself again. Her attention drifted from us to the gulls though so we had to leash her for the last few hundred yards where we joined the top end of the High Street.

Photo taken October 6th

We stopped for a cup of tea and a breather, then walked back the same way we’d come. This time we walked along the shore and Maggie got her feet wet. The salt water is working wonders for her toes, and although she still cleans them, the constant licking we had has diminished considerably.
Obviously she’s pretty tired this afternoon, but she bore up very well as this is really the longest we’ve walked her since her foot problem. We’ll have a quiet day tomorrow and Thursday with just short walks then another longer one on Friday weather permitting.

 

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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