Early Autumn is a great time for spending a day at the beach, it is still quite hot with temperatures between 28-34 degrees celsius and we’ve had a couple of mini-heatwaves this March. Yamba is a beach town in Northern New South Wales on Australia’s east coast, a pretty spot and extremely popular during the holiday period. We had never been to Yamba, with time to spare and the weather in our favour we packed up the car and the smallest of our black dogs and headed south.
Hubby likes an early start so we were in Yamba in time for breakfast, a tasty meal of bacon and eggs on turkish bread overlooking the beach and headlands. The surf was what my husband calls messy, it didn’t stop the surfers from heading out into the water and there were plenty of people out walking their dogs and having an early morning swim. In search of a dog friendly beach we drove to the southern end of Yamba and came across Pippi Beach, a long stretch of sand and seemingly very popular with dog lovers. Dogs of all shapes and sizes were coming to and from the beach, Bundy would have loved to have said hello to all of them but not everyone loves an exuberant Staffy.
Once on the beach Bundy found stinky stuff to roll in, wet sand to dig up and he had a ball running in and out of the small waves. Bundy’s recall isn’t 100% especially when he sees children and other dogs, thankfully with hubby in the surf Bundy was more interested in keeping close by so he could watch for his Dad. There was one little dog, a honey coloured staffy cross, he looked as though he was still quite young and he was full of energy. That little dog ran up and down the beach chasing seagulls, his two legged siblings had a difficult time keeping up and every now and then his Dad would let out a big whistle to stop him from disappearing further down the beach. Bundy ran in circles with the honey coloured staffy, in and out of the water, stopping occasionally to check on us and possibly to have a bit of a rest.
All the activity wore Bundy out, the ride home was a good opportunity for him to have a snooze and snooze he did, I swear I even heard him snore.
A dog at the beach on a sunny day – what more can a girl ask for?
I happen to love an exuberant Staffy. Bella – not so much.
It was so much fun TSL and a great way to wear out a little black dog. I think that their natural exuberance is what makes them such wonderful dogs, however I completely understand Bella’s feelings – they can be very full-on and too much for many dogs 🙂
Oh that sounds like fun I wish I were there
It was fun and it would have been great to have you there 🙂
I love your ‘Instagrammy’ shots, Sam. Dodgy word, but you know what I mean. 🙂 Lovely wistful quality to them. And, yes, I am wishing… that I was there, of course. An Indian Summer? We’re still dodging around Spring 🙂
Love that you captured “the wet dog shake” – those photos are always so sweet and funny 🙂
It was pure luck, I just kept taking photos and was pleasantly surprised that I capture it 🙂
I’m worn out just watching them running and playing in the water! I’m sure Bundy had a good sleep in the car… 🙂
I know! So much energy. Bundy was quite relaxed for the remainder of the evening – it was bliss 🙂
That looks like loads of fun!
It was indeed, smiles all round 🙂
Awesome photos! A tired dog is a good dog, right? 🙂
Thank you and most definitely! Even at 7 years of age Bundy is still very active so we enjoy the quiet time after a big day out 🙂
I love watching dogs play on the beach. They get so excited by it all and these shots really show that. Mine would even get really crazy and go body surfing every once in a while. 🙂
They really do live in the moment. Our older dog loves to get out in the surf but her arthritis means short trips to the beach so we didn’t take her to Yamba. Bundy is a bit of a sook in the water 🙂
What a fab time you guys had on the beach 🙂
What fun photos! I smiled all the way… For Bundy and his holiday! 🙂
It was such a lovely day 🙂