Every year, about this time, Lyn and I take a trip out to the ocean. Sometimes we take the camper and spend a few days beach-combing or fishing in the coastal rivers. This year it was just a day-trip, but what glorious trip it was! We brought all four of our dogs with us which looks like this:
It’s hard to see in the photo, but the back seat has been removed and I built a flat, stable platform for the dogs. It’s a bit crowded with four of them, but they get along really well, so it works.
It takes about 2 hours to get to our favorite beach. The dogs are very excited when we get there!
This is Ginger’s first trip to the ocean. She can barely contain her excitement!
The trail meanders along the Copalis River. What a great spot for a swim!
Peck is determined to catch a seagull.
He made at least a hundred attempts, but was never successful in bagging one. That didn’t stop his enthusiasm though! We walked along the beach for a little over 2 hours before we headed back to the truck. The dogs never seemed to run out of energy, but they all slept soundly, in a big pile, all the way home. Here’s a few more shots from the beach and the river trail.
We were very fortunate to get a break from the rain. We also had the entire beach to ourselves! That’s one of the advantages to visiting the ocean at this time of year. We did run into a couple people on the walk back to the truck. Fortunately they were dog lovers and they didn’t mind being greeted by 4 overly friendly beach-mutts!
Except for the cost of a few gallons of fuel, this is FREE ENTERTAINMENT! Go get some!