Thursday, March 25, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Crane Beach, Ibswich, MA

Crane Beach is my first beach of choice to take Sadie to for a dog walk. They have a nice large, clean area (turn left once on the beach) designated for off-leash dog walking and playing. Area is clearly marked with signs. Horses are not allowed in this area - so no danger of Sadie eating horse pooh. The beach and the dunes go on forever. Dogs are not allowed on the trails or in the dunes due to bird habitat and dune preservation. Window for dog walking on the beach is relatively short considering the duration is mostly during the harsh winter months. Time frame is from October through March. We mostly visit with Sadie in October and March. A nice pristine day such as last Saturday is an added bonus.

On the way home, we stopped off at Woodman's for some fried clams and refreshments. They have the best clams, which I usually enjoy. This time I went in a different direction and choose a delicious lobster roll and an order of homemade onion rings with ice tea to wash it down.

PS: If you live in Massachusetts, becoming a member of The Trustees of Reservations, which manages Crane Beach, is good for the environment and will enliven your weekends/holidays.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Back

I have not been away physically but lost the blogging habit, bug or whatever you wish to call it. The weather here is a dream especially since it's just mid-March and we are experiencing a week of temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Sadie, my lovable dachshund, went for her first truly comfortable spring walk without the hindrance of wind or rain (two elements that she slightly detests). Last weekend I was under house arrest courtesy of the vengeful Mother Nature. Three days without a break we had flooding, high winds and sideways rain. Cranes Beach will call tomorrow for a long walk while monitoring the horse pooh situation. Sadie does not roll in it but she finds it a pleasing . . . snack. Unfortunately, the lack of winter socialization with other dogs has made her a bit cranky when meeting new dog. To be truthful, I know winter has made us all a tad and a smidgen cranky. Vitamin D we shall embrace your healthful kiss tomorrow, wearing an appropriate SPF - of course.