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beach fun

A typical summer weekend: off to Carmel’s very dog-friendly beach. Hank and Maggie meet lots of new friends, play fetch in the surf, and of course dig lots of holes in the sand. :-)

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At its south end, the beach ends in some boulders and a heap of rotting seaweed. It smells pretty bad, so of course the dogs love it!

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On the way back up the beach, Hank dragged along his favorite piece of kelp. It was pretty big, so he had to work at it — he was very pleased with himself! :-)

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Their first few times at the beach, Maggie and Hank were a little scared of the surf, but now they love to romp around in it and play fetch with their favorite water toy. Maggie especially enjoys this game.

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Sometimes (depending on the time of the year?) dolphins swin very near the shore. This particular day, a group of three or four swam along the beach, maybe only 50 feet offshore, then later swam back the opposite direction. Fortunately, I still had a shot of two of film left in the camera!

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