Sunday, November 21, 2010

Beachgoers

As may of you know, we frequent the beach in the fall and winter, when no one is around and the sand is firm under our feet.  Yesterday, we tried out a new beach just a few minutes from my house - and had a blast!


It was located on a piece of the Island that sort of "juts out" from the rest - which led to pretty rough seas and some crazy wind!  Look at all the crazy things Marge's ears did.


She ran around like a crazy gal, the wind tickling her tail, the sand moist under her feet.


We walked out, in to the wind, for about 30 minutes.  We paused at this spot, with the boats floating in the marina behind us, before heading back the way we came.  Our walk was a fast-paced one hour total.


On the way back, we detoured along a sandy beach trail, Marge humoring me by posing among the golden grass.


Over the summer, I wouldn't even THINK of bringing her somewhere new.  I'm so happy it's getting cold, and Marge's world is expanding!  Do you do anything exciting in the winter?

23 comments:

To Dog With Love November 21, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

Thanks for finding us at the Blog Hop! Yes, Cosmo does do agility. We've been competing for a while, still go to trials but not quite as many.

I write about agility sometimes... we still have big time contact issues at trials. Maybe someday we'll work that out!

Diane and Cosmo

Muttsandaklutz November 21, 2010 at 8:35 PM  

I love these photos! Marge is so happy at the beach. You guys are so lucky to have that -- and year round too!

For us, the excitement winter brings is the excitement of having excited dogs at agility -- the cold weather really brings out the funnest in them!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ November 21, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

What a great day for both of you! Mom says the beach is a great place to go to relax, guess it works for pups too. Too bad we aren't anywhere near a beach:(

We are really hoping for snow so we can be real snow dogs.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Tucker November 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

The beach in winter is great! Glad you had fun!

giantspeckledchihuahua November 21, 2010 at 9:57 PM  

oooooh! I remember now! This is where you and marge torture Stumpy and I,with pictures and posts of your awesome beach excursions, for the next 4 months...

I hope you're not laughing at Marge's ears!

Lorenza November 21, 2010 at 10:50 PM  

Sure it was a great day for you two!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

houndstooth November 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

I love that last picture!

We're planning on doing some winter hikes, as long as we don't have a winter of blizzards or extreme cold. There are some beautiful spots near us in the winter months.

Kathy November 22, 2010 at 12:01 AM  

Boy Marge looks happy, glad she had such a great day!!!--Kathy with Liz/Breeze/Cricket

tula November 22, 2010 at 1:49 AM  

i know! don't ya luv when efurryone else stays inside & it leaves all the funball places just fur me me me! well and woo woo woo!

scratchies,
tula

Katie, Maizey and Magnus November 22, 2010 at 2:02 AM  

Do we do anything exciting in winter. . .

Well this morning we woke up to 13" of snow and no power. Exciting? I guess in its own way.LOL

Your beautiful beach pictures just make me Jealous! Marge looks like she is having a blast.

Sara November 22, 2010 at 6:07 AM  

Looks wonderful! Marge is full of energy and life!

Ricky the Sheltie November 22, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

Perfect place to walk with Marge! Wish we could do that walk with you guys! Looks totally awesome!

KB November 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

I love all your photos today. Marge galloping is great! Marge on the rocks is wonderful. Marge with a beautiful big shadow... and Marge in the grass. It looks like you both had such fun. Smiles!

Sierra Rose November 22, 2010 at 10:53 AM  

Yay Marge! What a fun time at the beach :) I haven't explored too much beach time, except at lakes where I can't swim off. We're gearing up for SNOW TIME! And, just started my agility class..practicing Target. Fun!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sierra Rose November 22, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

Yay Marge! What a fun time at the beach :) I haven't explored too much beach time, except at lakes where I can't swim off. We're gearing up for SNOW TIME! And, just started my agility class..practicing Target. Fun!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sierra Rose November 22, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

Yay Marge! What a fun time at the beach :) I haven't explored too much beach time, except at lakes where I can't swim off. We're gearing up for SNOW TIME! And, just started my agility class..practicing Target. Fun!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Sierra Rose November 22, 2010 at 10:57 AM  

Yay Marge! What a fun time at the beach :) I haven't explored too much beach time, except at lakes where I can't swim off. We're gearing up for SNOW TIME! And, just started my agility class..practicing Target. Fun!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Hound Girl November 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

What I wouldnt give to have beaches close to me! haylie would love that!

I love the last picture! great pose!

mayziegal November 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM  

Oh, I'm so very much glad you had fun! The wind kind of skeers me pretty good but I like the fun tricks it played with Marge's ears. And that last picture is just GORGEOUS!

I'm ready for it to snow! We have only had one teeny tiny snow all year. Even though I have a short coat, I like to go out and run around in it and snuffle it with my nose. It's fun!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

Never Say Never Greyhounds November 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM  

I take advantage of cold days too. I love knowing I will probably have the park, trail, etc. all to myself.

Kari in WeHo November 22, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

we hibernate under blankets!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

The Army of Four November 22, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

Ha ROO! I love your crazy ears, Marge!!! And that pic of you in the grass is really great!
Once we have a few hard freezes, we'll get to go to places Mom marks as "off limits" during the warm season. Nothing to do with people, just with bugs!
Play bows,
Zim

Cynthia November 24, 2010 at 2:52 PM  

ooooo how fun! I want to be at the beach. Instead there's lots of snow on the ground. Yuck.

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