Slice of Life #21

This morning Chris and I were up and out of the house by 9:30am.  Where were we going so early on a Sunday morning?

The dog beach!

It’s been so gorgeous lately that we decided to spend the morning at the dog beach with Dublin.  It’s one of his favorite places  and would let us get out and enjoy the weather.  It took us about 35 minutes to get there and once we were in town, Dublin started whining.  It’s like he knew where we were!  Needless to say, I love the Jersey shore during this time of year.  Parking is ample, the beaches aren’t crowded, and everyone out is actually from Jersey.  :)

We parked and made our way to the dog beach, which was packed with dogs and humans.  Once we were about halfway down the beach, I unhooked the leash and let Dublin run free.  Within seconds, he had made new friends and the whole pack was racing down the beach.  Dublin is as fast as anything and loves to have other dogs chase him.  They ran in the sand, through the water, and even among the dunes.  ALmost instantly, he was soaking wet and covered in sand.  Needless to say, he loves it!

We spent about 45 minutes at the dog beach and then decided to take a walk on the actual beach.  From October-May, dogs are allowed on the beaches in New Jersey, not just the dog beach.  Because the dog beach is on the inlet, there are very few waves.  Dublin had a ton of fun on the Atlantic Ocean side, jumping over the waves and trying to bite the whitecaps.  We walked a bit down the beach, meeting a few other people along the way- families playing in the sand, fishermen, and other walkers.  Dublin stopped periodically to dig in the sand and attempt to carry clam shells down the beach.

All in all, it was a great day. :)

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