FitDog Friday #77 – Visiting Long Beach (Washington) with the Cascadian Nomads


Eons ago (February to be exact), the Cascadian Nomads invited us on a beach trip to Long Beach, Wash. My friend R. came along for the ride and we loaded up her two dogs and Mr. N into the car and set off.

We met on the beach with the Nomads after Mr. N’s horse escapade. Mr. N was very excited about meeting Leo again and meeting Amelia for the first time. He calmed down eventually especially after spending some time in Amelia’s cat tunnel.

We (the humans + dogs, the cat and bird stayed behind) explored the Discovery Trail, a paved route through the dunes showcasing various pieces of public art. All six dogs posed (some more than others) for a photo on the trail.

The dogs perched on top of a bronze showing Clark examining a 10-foot long sturgeon. 

Wilhelm and Mr. N rode the dolphins carved out of a tree stump.

And the dogs kept company with a preserved skeleton of a Pacific gray whale. We actually walked right past this and had to backtrack to find it.

We walked back on the beach to the car while enjoying the view of the sunset. 
The dogs basked in the last rays on the sun except for Mr. N who was bedraggled and wet after walking through too many “puddles” on the beach.  He started shivering and I had to wrap him in my down coat and carry him for a bit while he regained warmth. Bethany commented that it was a shame that Huxley couldn’t share some of his surplus fur. 
He warmed up though and had a last frolic on the sand before we gathered everyone for a group photo on the beach.  From left to right: Bella, Lyndi, Mr. N, Leo the Cockatoo, Brychwyn, Huxley, Amelia the cat and Wilhelm.  
It was a lovely beach trip and hike and we hope to see the Nomads again soon. 
And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a bottle of Aloe & Oatmeal shampoo from Earthbath. 




15 Responses

  1. Emma

    May 22, 2015 11:19 am

    What super fun photos, especially the group ones! I'm surprised no one was chasing the cat! That looks like a super fun time with friends. Thanks for joining the hop!

  2. Cascadian Nomads Bethany

    May 22, 2015 5:53 pm

    I either didn't notice or don't remember Mr. N in the cat tunnel. Hilarious! Earlier this week I was thinking about how I still haven't gone through my photos from that day. It was really fun.

    • Tenacious Little Terrier

      May 22, 2015 9:06 pm

      I had to move photos from one hard drive to another recently and I was thinking about how I never blogged about it. You should too especially because your photos will be better than mine lol.

  3. Talent Hounds

    May 22, 2015 10:17 pm

    Wow what a beautiful place to hike. I love beaches. The dogs and cat were so good all getting in the photos together. How fun to meet up with dog loving friends and get active for you and Mr N. Mr N looks so adorable in that first pic.


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