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.)