Dog walk – jelly fish
We’ve had some very high tides recently.
They have washed up all the normal things – seaweed, rubbish etc but we have also been getting shells, which we generally don’t have and quite a few dead jelly fish.
The seaweed in some places has been 2-3 ft deep, makes it a bit treacherous for me as it is quite slippery but the dog loves it.
The weather has been quite warm so the dog has started paddling in the sea again.
This is the largest jelly fish I’ve every seen, the phone case is 5.5 inches long.
Update 20/5/2015: I have now found out they are barrel jellyfish and are not dangerous. I saw one in the sea yesterday, they are quite stunning, needless to say I didn’t do any paddling just in case.
Once agin there is so much water lying around that the wellies have been in full use. On the picture of the welliesI hope you can see the wet mark as to how deep the water was on some of the paths. Any way the dog doesn’t care, love paddling and drinking his way through the puddles.
His summer allergies have cleared up and we are Hopefully back to normal until next summer.
Not much beach walking at the moment as we are in the middle of spring tides but should get back to normal next week. When it’s not raining or hailstones – yesterday!!! – the sun is out and its like summer with a little chill in the air. The beach on Monday was packed with people walking on what little bit on sand was available.
Have also met up with a couple of dog walkers who I rarely see over the summer, good to seem them and catch up. They have gained a new puppy friend and have lost a dear friend.
The deer are supplying the background noise at the moment but are not visible apart from the one in the photograph below.
Jaffa also went on his holidays to the farm, came back smelly, dirty and worn out – I think he had a good time with the other dogs, horses and trails through the forest.
Also the mushrooms are popping up.
Today was a really lovely day, the tourists came flocking in and no doubt it will be busy here this weekend. Although the breeze is cold it is really sunny with a little hazy around the water.
Pictures are from Knoll Beach and Little Sea. Also of Old Harry Rocks.
On Saturdays and Mondays we walk a retired Guide Dog who still lives with his blind owner and her new guide dog. Ingram is 12 years old, nearly 13 and since he has retired has been making the most of his retirement.
He is walked every day by a group of volunteers. Although he is an old boy he has loosened those stiff joints and now trots and runs everywhere like a young dog.
On the lead Ingram is v.v.v. very obedient but off the lead he had no recall or attention to the walker what so ever, but we forgive him.
I took him to the local beach today, its a very mild day and not much of a breeze.