Then I returned to Auckland and a small four legged thing arrived and has taken over the posts on my blog (as well as my house, my toys, my bed and a lot of my human’s attention). It has even made my dad run away to another country to escape it’s barking, although mum tells me he went for work, but I see a pattern… the puppy arrived, barked and dad went away, dad comes back, the puppy barks and dad left the country again. My dad still hasn’t returned.
Anyway it’s time to blog just about me, and tell you about my last holiday.
Mum, dad and I went to Omaha, on the east cost of the North Island of New Zealand. Omaha is about an hour north of where we live. I’ve been going there ever since I was a puppy so I know this beach well. Let me show it to you…
This is looking towards the northern end of the beach (click on the pictures to make them bigger),
and this is looking towards the southern end of the beach.
The building you see is the surf lifesaving club rooms.
The sand spit runs in a North-South direction and is approx. 3km long so the Eastern side of the beach is really good for walks. On the western side of this sand spit is an estuary with a boat ramp, and lots of nice walks along the water side of the golf course. The mid-day sun is to the north (not like you back to front people who have your mid-day sun to the South).
Which way shall I go?
I know - I will go to my favourite bit ... the waves.
The waves are so much fun. I have to jump and swim over the big ones to get my toy.
These shapes are mine!
I get to meet lots of other dogs on the beach.
In summer dogs are allowed on the beach off-leash before 9am and after 7pm.
There is so much open space for me to run and play!
I love it when dad is about to throw my toy into the water!
and pass this Maori carving guarding the entrance to the beach.
It often seems like we have the beach just to ourselves.
Here is another Maori carving in the sand dunes.
A few shells that smell interesting,
and a bit of driftwood.
Time to go into the water again,
which is always done with such style!!!!
My best polar bear impersonation...
I get to play with some of my new friends...
and then it is just me and my shadow.
Back again. Another morning, another swim
and the chance to watch someone surfing
The same beach another morning...
I never get tired of fetching this.
Every morning we walk up and down the beach.
Mum walks straight, and dad and I zig zag into and out of the water.
Here I am at the Northern end.
Behind me is a rock wall (to protect the end of the sandbar)
and behind the rocks is the estuary.
Well I hope you enjoyed my beach tour.
Another time I will tell you about some of the
things we did and the places we went after my
Bye for now,