Beach Walk 3rd May

I haven’t done one of these for a while, but Maggie and I set out at 8am and it was so lovely, I walked a little further than I would normally do first thing.

As expected a lot of people were out walking their dogs, and I met up with a guy who had a shar pei, with a tail. I’m always pleased to see the usually ‘docked’ breeds with their tails as apart from medical reasons or if they’re working dogs that tend to burrow in undergrowth or warrens, I can see no need to remove them.
We chatted for a while, but I was dubious about his dog’s temperament to be honest as it started growling and lunged at Maggie, which of course put her on the defensive.
There was no punch up though and he said she was bouncy and wanted to play most of the time, getting vocal if she didn’t get her own way.
‘Shush you!’  he said to it, to which I answered
‘No, Shar Pei, not Shih Tzu’. (I’m quick today).
We both laughed and he carried on his way.
The beach was glorious, and I took this walking down toward the clubhouse around ten past 8.
Our ‘favourite post’ was still under water as the tide was in and the steps are still revealed.
A young lady was sitting on them with her dog, and had one of those vapour thingies so I kept away as I find them more smoky than cigarettes.
Coming back, it was a pleasure to see so many dogs having fun on the beach with their owners. One lady seemed to be training her collie which was darting about all over the place and bouncing up to her for reward.
It’s hard to believe that this picture was taken only half an hour after my first!

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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6 Responses to Beach Walk 3rd May

  1. joyroses13 says:

    Sounds like a fun, beautiful walk. LOL at your quick comment. You are wide awake this morning, aren’t you. 🙂

  2. What a lovely day and location for a walk!

    And I’m with you on the tail docking (note: when a dog tail knocks a glass of wine to the floor, however, I am – briefly – not).

  3. Here we are: 84 degrees/feels like 87. UV Index 9/10 Very High. Sunset @8:07 PM. Low Tide, Gulf of Mexico 10:54 PM. Indian Rocks Beach, south of Clearwater, Florida. What beach do you walk? I have been fortunate to walk Chesil Beach, been to Portland, and to Portland Bill. What a trip!

    • Being a Dorset lass born and bred, I am very familiar with Chesil Beach, Portland, Weymouth and Swanage. We used to take Maggie to Hamworthy Park on the outskirts of Poole practically every day.
      Our beach here stretches for miles on the Lincolnshire Coast. We can see the three windfarms ion the horizon out to sea and could walk to Skegness via Chapel St Leonards if we were fit enough!!!
      It’s lovely here, but the wind is bitter in the winter.

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