It was to be our lucky day, both mum and papa had managed a day off together! Not only that, they decided to take us on a road trip to our favourite place – the seaside.
We went to Marske Beach in Yorkshire, very dog friendly and very quiet, which was just perfect for us.
There was plenty of time and space to play ball and chase each other around like little puppies. Even Dexter ran and ran and ran. Probably as much in the first hour as he’d done in the whole of the week before!
The weather was great, sunny and mild, so even the humans were happy!
We enjoyed plenty of digging and excavating in the sand – it was wonderful.
Of course the humans insisted we sat and posed for pictures from time to time. Why do they always insist on taking so many photos? Occasionally however, we do get a small treat if we’ve sat nicely and looked at the camera!
We had a wonderful day, which finished off with sometime we’d not tried before – a delicious Iced Treat for dogs by Billy + Margot. This was utterly amazing and mum said she might just start stocking this in the shop next year – we are keeping our paws crossed!
The weather wasn’t great – there was a bracing wind, the awful drizzle which does nothing for your hair and the temperature was freezing, but that wasn’t going to stop us!
We headed for Tynemouth, somewhere different and somewhere I’d not been in many many years. We loved it!
We played ball, chase, ball and chase, paddled in rock pools, then went back to playing ball again, with a bit of digging every now and then! It was exhausting just watching them!
Archie and Dexter were in their element. It made me wish we lived nearer the coast, so we could take them more often…
We all had a fab day out and loved every minute. The boys slept like logs all the way home in the car and were very tired most of the following day too – that good old sea air does the trick every time!
Living right in the middle of the country, right in the middle of the countryside, means a visit to the seaside is always a very exciting and welcome change. Don’t get me wrong, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world but sometimes you just yearn for the salty air and bracing sea breeze which only the seaside can provide!
Archie and Dexter love the freedom of vast stretches of sandy beaches. They dip in and out of the sea….running away from the scary waves, then back in as the waves retreat.
The best part for the dogs is their digging opportunity. Nowhere else can offer somewhere they can dig so easily, without being scolded for digging up newly planted seedlings in the garden!
One of our favourite beaches is Marske at Redcar. This is very dog friendly all year round – perfect for letting your four legged friend(s) run and run and run! We take plenty of balls, towels and snacks, as well as a plentiful supply of water. After a long period of time running around exploring and accidentally sampling the sea water, they boys are usually rather thirsty!