This weekend we embraced this crazy-warm weather and made a trip to the beach! Yep, the beach, wearing tank tops...in January. Pretty sure that is a first for me. Our original plan was to go to, what we have dubbed, the "walking beach" - which is a beach we've only gone to once. We went a few years ago and it's not the type of beach where you'd really just lay there and soak up the sun. Last time we hiked for 4 hours through sand, dunes, rocks and coves; found tons of starfish and sea anemones; saw sea lions jumping through the waves. Well, we got there and there was a long line to get through the gated parking area and I peered out the window to see what the hold up was and saw a big red sign "NO DOGS." Oh, just lovely. So we turned around and headed north up Highway 1 until we found a beach that was not Pismo, hah (Grover Beach it was).
We parked, unloaded and started our trek towards the water to see how Tundra would react to it. She absolutely had a blast, even on leash! How ironic, a Siberian Husky loving the beach...that still cracks me up. She wanted to chase every bird, chase the water as it moved in and out off the shore, sniffed every little odd ocean thing she could find...it was pretty cute! At one point she took a taste of that lovely salted ocean water and I saw the look on her face: priceless. I caught her tasting the water a few more times throughout our walk, like she thought the would magically turn into fresh water, hehe!
Anyways, we walked about 3 hours total, and stopped and got some chowder on our walk back to our car. It was amazingly beautiful at the beach, even more pretty than I can remember it being. The skies were super blue and ah, you can see from these pictures it was great!
PS, I no photographer at all, but I freaking love our new digital cam. It takes awesome pics that I mostly don't even need do edit...ahhh, love!!!!