It's gotten too hot to take Pup on our usual town boardwalk during the day. Shade is in short supply there.
Instead we walk on the wooded path that leads to another beach nearby.
This beach allows dogs so Pup gets to get up close and personal with sand and the water. She's never quite sure what to make of it.
Instead of seagulls you can find the herons here. They don't seem to mind the dogs that come for a swim.
I got my feet wet for the first time this year. That's as far as I go in the Bay. When I was a kid we swam like otters in it. Now, it's dirty. It's recovering but it's still pretty sad. Maryland is suing the EPA to try to keep the regulations we need to save it. Lots of people make their living in its waters around here.
The wetlands that spill into the Bay have taken over thanks to all the rain.
We couldn't even get to the boardwalk that skirts the cliffs. Some folks lost their backyards to landslides in that big rainstorm a few weeks back.
Since the boardwalk was closed we had to head back home early and that was fine with Pup. Me too. We needed a good scrubbing and to clean all that sand out of the new car.