The first weekend in May is always a bank holiday weekend in the UK and it finally looks like Summer might be here. Having a very long late Winter this year this weekend was filled with sunshine. There is something about sunshine that makes everything seem brighter and the world a much better place. The air is filled with bird song, the flowers are finally blooming and there was a haze in the air. The paths that have been muddy all winter are now baking in the sun and there is a smell of warmth all around. It is weather where you want to get outside and do things.
We decided to pack a picnic and take the dog to the beach. The dog has never been to the beach before and we were not sure what he would make of it. He does not like car journeys and sat whining as we travelled there. I think this is because he associates car journeys with being left, the only time he really goes in the car is when we are going away and leaving him with friends. We have taken him to Hamsterley Forest previously which he loved but I think he had forgotten.
We parked in the car park and climbed up steep dunes to reach the beach. The skies were really blue and the beach was not that crowded considering the weather.
The dog was absolutely amazed. We let him off his lead and he raced round in circles absolutely taken aback at the beach.
He wasn’t brave enough to go into the sea, he put a paw in but the waves moved and he darted back quickly. It was much more fun to race round in big circles.
We ate our picnic and watch him race around happily. When we got home we had a very content dog who slept most of the rest of the day. Hopefully the sun will stay for a while so we can do more trips out with him.
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