A beach and lake walk

Friday 2nd May 2014

It was a bit of a grey day today. I didn’t expect Jez to come with us, so was taking Max down to the beach at Hamworthy. At the last minute, though, Jez decided she wanted to come too. I was going to change where we went, but realised that I could keep the walk fairly short for Jez by cutting out the cliff path and just walking to the far side of the lake. Max doesn’t get quite so much exercise, but he tires himself out chasing his cone in the sea and having a swim in the lake, so it was a bit of a win-win.

At least this week the clouds weren’t quite so black.

Lake Pier, Hamworthy

In addition to the occasional yacht in the harbour, the windsurfing school was out on the water this week.

Windsurfing school

Round by the lake Jez gets all nosy…

In your face

…while Max waits patiently for me to throw his cones again.


And here’s a photo of Jez sitting nicely for me in the hope that she’ll get a treat.


After the lake we went back down to the beach, where Jez spent quite a while with her nose up against the fence of the marine base. Someone had taken their dogs out on the other side and she could see them playing and desperately wanted to join in. Fortunately she can’t get through the fence. In the end she gave up and just lay on the beach, but they still caught her attention from time to time.

Jez watches the dogs playing in the marine base

When we walked back to the car there were a lot of black headed gulls hanging around after scraps of food. One of them was posing nicely on the bin put out for the fishermen to put old bits of fishing line in.

Black Headed Gull

Fortunately the dogs decided not to chase the seagulls today.

A year ago today

The apple blossom was looking lovely in the sun at Upton Country Park.

Blossom in the orchard


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