Nature Friday at My Ocean

This week I thought you might like to tag along with me during my first ocean walk of 2020!

It was a mostly sunny morning, so I asked Mama if we could take a car ride around 20 miles north of our place.  This way would could look at my ocean and the redwood trees on the other side!

The welcoming committee met us in the parking lot....

Mama loaded up her camera and some water then we hit the trail! I caught a whiff of the salt in the air and knew we were almost there!

Aaaaawwww.....Nothing like an ocean to help a Shih Tzu feel relaxed!

I hopped up on a piece of driftwood and knew just where we would go!

First, we walked along my ocean, stopping so I could sniff all the driftwood pee-mails.

If you have never smelled a fishy pee-mail, 
I definitely recommend it!

Then, on the way back, we enjoyed the forest views on our other side....

...where we stopped to soak in all the beauty!

Thanks for joining us today for our first ocean walkie of the year.
I can't think of a better way to start off 2020!!

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  1. Wow, what a fun beach adventure. It looks like you had a great time exploring the grasses, beach, and driftwood. And such wonderful photos of your outing.

  2. that is a super welcome sign with that berd on top... how great some things fit even when they are not arranged... they just happen ;O)

  3. Arty, you are indeed awesome, as are the redwood trees, the welcoming committee, the trail, the fishy pee-mails, the driftwood, the beautiful ocean vista, everything! We love this post.
    Toodle pip!

  4. I wish the ocean was 20 miles away from us, Arty! What a SuperFun trip!

  5. Mom says that in Germany when she lived on the North Sea coast, winters at the beach were the best because they were so peaceful. Your ocean looks great. We'd love to walk there.

  6. It looks like you got the beach all to yourself - awesome! What a beautiful walk, thanks for taking us along!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  7. Bob and I agree, oceans are the most relaxing places of all places and you do look totally jawsome as do those jawsome views you are showing us. I even love the welcome committee..

  8. What a wonderful place for a walk! You're a lucky pup!

  9. What a great way to start out the New Year by taking a walk to the ocean! We can almost smell the ocean air from your pictures. Happy weekend!

  10. That look absolutely beautiful there!

  11. Arty you are 87,000% Jawsome!!! OMDs do tell what fishy pee mail smells like.
    I'd love to walk on your gorgeous beach with your Jawsome self and mama
    Hugs Cecilia

  12. Your beach always makes for a super fun out n' about Arty!

  13. Hari OM
    Sorry I's late and even a no-show, Arty... I's been travelling back to the Hutch. Lovely to settle in on this wild and wooly night to view such beauty as you have here... Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  14. I wish I was there with you Arty. I love the ocean.

    Have a woof woof day and weekend. My best to your siblings and your smart mom. ♥

  15. Arty, we are glad that we could join you for your first ocean walkie of 2020. We hope you had a wonderful time. We wish we could visit the beach more often. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day.
    World of Animals

  16. What a super special walkie!! We hope to go the Galveston beach this summer and get our paws in the sand.

  17. Great walk! Love that first photo of your jawsome smile!!

  18. Thanks for taking us along on your walk Arty. We wish we could be there to smell the salt air.

  19. It must be amazing to have your very own ocean. And there didn't appear to be anyone else on your beach. Wowzer. It is so gorgeous. Thanks for taking us along!

  20. I would love to see your ocean Arty!!

  21. Nice to see something that looked like summer today Arty!

  22. It is awesome that you had the whole beach to yourself.

  23. That sure is a good way to start the new year. I wish I lived closer to the beach to do the same, although I doubt Miss O would accompany me.

    Klem, Mara

  24. Oceans sound fun, but I also hear that they roar. That sounds scary. You are brave, Arty. XOX Xena and Lucy

  25. It's so gorgeous Arty. Glad you got to get out and enjoy the ocean air.

    Matt & Matilda


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