Cold or no cold, we needed some fresh air, and it’s a beautiful day so we walked up into town along the prom. The tide was out and a lot of people were walking their dogs on the beach, which they can now since September 30th saw the Summer restriction expire.
Hubby had anticipated a piece of gluten-free carrot cake and a cup of tea, but there were no cakes defrosted, so we didn’t bother. He has tried some of their other offerings, but even the gluten-free apple pie affected him, so it was carrot cake or nothing.
Coming back, we took Maggie down on the sand and she was in her element, so much to sniff and so little time to do it!
Photos: both taken last month but at the ‘official end’ for dogs.
There are always two strips of shells to crunch over getting to the water, so we are mindful of Maggie’s toes, though within minutes she was nibbling at her front legs where the sand was beginning to irritate. She was quite content to go paddling though, which was lovely to see.
The sand was dotted with dark circles which looked like oil stains or octopus suckers but is actually dried spume. The water looked dirty as it lapped against the shoreline but it was just the foam on the surface as the tide was coming in now, so in a couple of hours the affected sand will be underwater and cleansed.
Maggie started to stalk the seagulls and at such times forgets she’s not a puppy anymore as she takes off after them. It was smashing to see her run, but we know she may well stiffen up later in the day.
It was interesting to see her weighing up her options as to whether to go for a small group of gulls or one on its own. In years gone by, she would have caught up and possibly rolled one, but they are too quick for her now, though she obviously enjoyed the chase.
October last year when she was stalking a crow and ‘asking permission’ to chase it.
Back home, Hubby has a small repair to do on the window vent. He says he has to be inventive so I’ve been on hand to provide tea, paper, cardboard and be his gopher if need be. Wonderful what you can do with some sticky-back plastic and some wire.