Wednesday, January 02, 2008

New Year's Day walking along the beach

New Year's Day was beautiful! Rema called earlier in the day and wanted to know if I wanted to go for a walk... I did. We took Ginger who amazed me with her love of the water AND her sweetness toward one particular duck!

First, here's a video of the Pacific Ocean...you'll see Ginger and the canine friend she played with for a while... plus some seals. Yep, there were four of them. Actually, if I hadn't just told you they were seals, you might not have known...

For those of you who can't see video (Mom :) here's some still shots. In this picture below, Ginger was SO excited to be in the water. Here, she's crossing a little river to get to the ocean. Rema and I had to take off our shoes and wade across this .... rather cool, frigid, foot-numbing water. Actually, it wasn't that bad.

There goes Ginger...she didn't stop!
I just love the water... the sea gulls ... it's all so beautiful ... so why don't I go to the beach more often?
That's Ginger way out there...see her head?

Now, the next trio of pictures was amazing. Rema and I just kept watching. There was this duck just swimming along in the water. Ginger went and paddled up just behind it... never bothered it, just swam along behind it. After a little bit, she swam up beside the duck and just swam with her. The duck didn't seem bothered by Ginger, and Ginger was just it's little protector.


Yep, it was a great way to start the new year...

4 comments:

Nada said...

Hi Judy,
What a wonderful way to start the New Year. You and Rema are so smart to take advantage of that beach. Carey and I wish you all a peaceful, healthful, and blessed New Year. Hopefully we will get to see you all.
Love,
Nada

Stephanie said...

Of course it stopped raining after I left! That dog is so cute! My dogs would be chasing the duck for sure!

Judy said...

Hey Stephanie! The rain didn't stay away long...be glad you're not trying to get out now - it's nasty outside.

Judy said...

Nada, I hope we get to see you before too long! I'm so happy to know you're keeping up with us through the blog. Happy New Year to you, too!