i finished making my "card" and sat down to relax in my chair. we'd probably been on the beach about 15 minutes. and then the rain started. and the sun was still shining brightly. and then it started raining harder. well, there was a beach house that had a large deck and had been unoccupied all week, so we ventured underneath the deck to wait it out. i'm so glad we did. i have never seen the end of a rainbow until today. and now you can, too.
Q: what leaves as soon as it comes in? A: the tide
and that's no joke here. when it's high, there is no beach left to walk on. and when it's low, there is almost an entire football field's length of room to choose your spot. now that the long holiday weekend is over, there aren't many people on the beach. i am not complaining either. :) i'll let you see for yourself.
same vantage point for all three pictures. just different days. ebb and flow.
the girls weren't sure the first day when we took them to the beach but quickly decided they did, in fact, like the ocean. after all, it's water and labs love them some water. but the second morning (when we filmed this snippet) we took them back, and they knew that putting on their collars meant we were going back to that "place" we took them the day before. they were so excited.
they have rules down here, though. they aren't supposed to be off their leashes at all and can only be on the beach before 10am and after 6pm. makes sense, really, as it is still quite hot during the day and the beach is usually crowded during the summer months. (the time limits are only from may 1- sept. 30. the rest of the year they can be on the beach all day long, but still have to be on-leash.)
now that the long weekend has passed, it isn't really that crowded down here. one of these remaining mornings we plan to cheat and let them run off leash. just for a few minutes, anyway. :) we'll try to get some more pictures, but honestly, it's not easy staying dry and keeping their leashes untangled while trying to take pictures. hopefully this video will keep you satisfied for now. enjoy! they did.
(mom, you may not want to enlarge it. it may make you a little dizzy!)
(and i'll get around to uploading pics and video of the first outing to the beach. it's on a different camera and has a little bit more of barley in it. this video is courtesy of jay's iPhone 4.)
we took a short walk after dinner tonight to the edge of folly island to see the morris island lighthouse. it happened to also be high tide, and when i say high tide, i'm not kidding. there literally is about 3-5 feet of walking space on the beach during high tide, where as during low tide there is about 50-60 yards. big difference. we've been enjoying the sun and sand and the dogs have too. they enjoyed it a little too much on monday so they had a rest day today. we do have video, which i'll get on here one day. when i figure out how. anyway, here's a few pics from our evening walk.