Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dog's Day at The Beach...

So, we live in a bubble. We've only been here for about three weeks, but we already realize that we'll probably never leave the South Bay area. The South Bay is comprised of three towns at the southern end of the Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach (where we live), and Redondo Beach. Everything you could ever want, or want to do, is right here. No need to get on a crazy six lane highway and fight your way through the notorious L.A. traffic.

While our trio of beach towns have miles of beautiful sandy landscapes, beach volleyball courts, waves for surfing, and the Strand for running, none of the beaches here are dog friendly. Breck loves to swim, and play on the beach so it's a total bummer that he's not allowed to do those things here in our town.

We did however, discover that down in Huntington Beach there is a dog beach! Not just any dog beach, but a 5 mile long dog beach, barricaded by cliffs so that no doggie friends have the option of running away. So yesturday, we burst out of our bubble and headed the 26 miles down the 405 (no traffic!) to Huntington Beach Dog Beach.

Here are some pictures of Breck absolutely LOVING his California beach experience, and first swim in the Pacific Ocean! We let him off the leash and he just took off down the beach, greeting other dogs as he went along, jumping into the waves, stealing other dog's know, the usual.

Water dog

Some new friends

And he's off!

I thought it was so funny-these dogs were digging a huge hole!

And here you'll notice Breck jumping up and stealing a toy out of some womens hand. No manners.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great photos! I really love your blog!! It is so nice to be able to picture you in your new home and be able to share your experiences even though we are far away. Just wish that we could be frolicking on the beach with you and Breck!