We don’t really take our dogs on holiday with us but we have taken them to Ireland a few times now. Well this is Ellie’s first Dogliday really. Why Ireland? The travel is quite short and you don’t need doggy passports. They do lots of cottages that take dogs. They have fabulous open spaces up mountains and on empty beaches. Mainly they have a very gentle climate that usually involves cloud and a bit of rain. With dogs and a car that is the best option!
|Exploring rock pools.|
|Just ensuring every inch of the beach is used at full speed.|
And the water was very clear. That isn't shadow it's down to the bottom. We saw a large pod of dolphins too but none of the photos came out clearly.
And a day later in the same spot a nice little swell came in and Chris managed some surfing which made his trip. This actual break has quite a reputation and he had shown us some videos of huge waves here, really scary stuff but it's what Chris has done since before he could walk! I'm just so happy for him that there was a wave, even if not of the huge variety, and there was only him and one other guy, it can become so crowded when the surf is good.
|Some of the locals chilling out.|
Perfect doggy days. Tully now has her swimsuit on. She it a very good swimmer but she can be rolled around a bit when there is surf and Ellie also tends to try and run over her all the time! This photo is showing the art of anticipation of the ball being thrown and trying to steal it before that happens.
And of course all that leads to complete satisfaction. Unfortunately a still photo doesn't capture the fact that these three spent a lot of their sleeping time still running along those beaches, legs still going nine to the dozen!
Thank you for reading this far, I have a couple more photos to show later including the Spanish Gold!!! And yes Benta, you were quite right, the person who lived in the house in the previous post would have been christened Edward but is better known as Father Ted. You can go there for afternoon tea even though it is a private house but we were too early and I don't think the owner would have dressed as Mrs Doyle.
Back to a bit of work now the internet is actually trying to work!!!