Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...

Our Sweet and Crazy Coonhound ...
Run Free: birthdate unknown - Oct. 17 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Get your life preservers



Last week at high tide, the Atlantic washed over the seawall along A1A. The ocean was surging in the wake of the storm that hit North Carolina. At 8 in the evening, the street was swamped. Seaweed and sand roiled along the sidewalk.

When the tide receded, all that remained was a sandy skimcoat to remove with backhoes and streetsweepers. Everything was "back to normal" by mid-morning. We were actually hoping to splash in the ocean along the street for our morning walk, but no such luck.

Dogs are not allowed on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, except for a few very limited evening hours, three days a week on a 1/2-mile stretch of ocean at Sunrise. We purchased a permit to walk on the west sidewalk before 9am, so there is no sand between Booker's toes, only the temptation of salty ocean breeze and the sound of the surf.

6 comments:

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Well, in my opinion, dogs should be allowed everywhere! That is no fair!

Steve

Biggie-Z said...

Yeah, Steve is right!

(But I thought Booker doesn't like the water? Or is it only water that falls from the sky?)

Bolo said...

Sand between my toes? That might be interesting. THe water though, no, I don't think so. You and I can play int he sand Booker while our pawrents sip drinks with little umbrellas. Hey! Maybe they'll put umbrellas in our water bowls!

Saint Lover said...

I dont think I'd be able to keep my dogs out of the ocean. It sounds like an absolutely divine walk though.

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful beach! Bummer that you can't walk on it, Booker! This is so not fair!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Devil Dog said...

What a great beach! Do you like water, Booker? As in swimming? Glad no one yuo know got blown away! Or swept away.

Roxy