One of the things I have always loved when owning a dog, is the sound of their little feet happily running past you on a walk or them scurrying excitedly around your feet when on a walk. Daisy has been in our family 3 months now, but it’s been Winter and so we haven’t really ventured that far away, but today we took her to the beach!
We decided to go to Formby Beach early on Saturday morning and to give you a sneak peak – it was a delightful success.
As it happened, I had taken a look at The National Trust Website the day before we went and it said that the main NT car park was closed for maintenance and so we headed for the Lifeboat Road car park here:
It’s £4.50 to park (which is new, it used to be free) and there are no toilets, but plenty of spaces and there is usually an ice-cream van and/or coffee cart.
We set off down a sandy path and just before the beach there is a wooden boardwalk, which Daisy wasn’t 100% sure about and at one point did a complete about-turn (NOPE!)
Daisy approached the beach in a state of ignorance, spending the first minute or so sniffing the edge of the dunes, happily experiencing the grass and periphery as she normally does. Then we shouted her and encouraged her to come onto the beach properly and she happily ran towards us and the vast expense that is Formby Beach. It didn’t take long. Once she realised what the craic was, she went nuts! She isn’t a dog that is prone to running around in circles that much as she is sniffer on a walk, but today was something different for us all.
She ran around the beach SO giddy, keeping coming back to us for tickles and the odd treat, she was in raptures – as were we. It made my heart glad to see her so happy and I think she honestly had the best time EVER. Round and round the beach, off to say hello to other dogs and even a little explore of the dunes on the way back to the car.
Having only adopted Daisy 3 months ago and her coming to us with virtually no history, we have no idea whether or not she has even seen the beach or sea, but it’s fair to say that she loved it… she was very cute (see below)
Our 1st family selfie.
Formby Beach – March 2019
I think it’s fair to say that we will be back!