One of my favourite days of my recent vacation, was the day we went to the beach. It’s crazy, right? Who goes to the beach in November? In Nova Scotia it’s the off-season that attracts dog-lovers the most. During the warmer summer months, with the sunbathers taking over the sand, the ocean is off-limits to dogs. Once the kids are back in school and the tourists are long gone, that’s when the puppies get to come out to play. In the winter months, the beach is one of the most fun places to take a dog. With aqua-phobic Shiva there is no danger of her being swept out in the powerful waves.
Surprisingly, we weren’t the only ones there that afternoon. Nova Scotia has quite the growing surfing population these days. The water is freezing cold, but that doesn’t seem to stop the die-hards. Canadian surfers are a hardy lot. Our little Eastern Shore seems to be making a name for itself in the world of the sport.
This particular beach is called “Silver Sands”. Unfortunately, the sand was difficult to find. Shiva had a difficult time navigating over the rocks. Well, difficult for her. They slowed her down half a kilometre an hour. I wonder if we could set up an agility course on the stones?
It probably wouldn’t be safe. It’s too bad. It would give me a slight chance of keeping up with her!
It was lovely to have nowhere in particular to be. We could just take our time, relax, and breathe in the salty air. Of course, our dog had other ideas. “Relax” isn’t really part of her vocabulary.
The original reason we went to this beach was to check out the Moose statue that is positioned on top of the cliff. It was sculpted by the same artist who created the Shediac Lobster in New Brunswick and Jumbo the Elephant in Ontario. Naturally, my curse prevented me from actually seeing the animal.
It’s a good thing the beach itself turned out to be such an amazing attraction.