Oh, We do like to be beside the seaside.

Daisy was unceremoniously dragged out of bed from her snuggly slumber kicking and screaming and bundled into the back of little red car. The poor little lady had no idea what was about to unfold. Little did she know we were heading up to Tyneside for a day and half of fun on the coast. After an hour or so of driving the car stopped in a truckers cafe where Daisy, James and myself had toilet stops and a little Daisy was bundled back into the car thinking “Is that all the fresh air and exercise we are going to get, then we are going home”.

We arrived at Tynemouth got parked up and went exploring the town, first stop being the flea market on the railway station. Which was nice but there wasn’t anything really worth buying. So off we went onto the main street to a little cafe for a cappuccino. Which was great until every dog in the area seemed to have been taken out for a walk and frightened Daisy got into if i bark at the they will go away mode, which meant cappuccino’s were drunk rather faster than usual and we vacated the area feeling a little embarrassed.

We decided to hace a walk along on the harbour walls which surround the opening of the River Tyne. Daisy pulled james all the way along and back again. Luckily she didn’t seem to bothered about the guys fishing from the harbour wall or the abundance of huge seagulls.

We then went in search of the perfect beach spot. But were met with signs like these all over the place.

Luckily the reverse of the signs were informing you of areas where you could take your dogs. So off we trotted with Daisy in tow onto the dog friendly part of the sands where she couldn’t believe her luck not only was there water to play in but there was miles and miles of it and lovely soft sand to play in. Daisy was in and out the water, frolicing on the sand, she loved it. She even manged to get James wet, he dropped her lead and had to go wading into the water to get her back. And seemed to be annoyed when we had a brief stop for lunch. Then it was back to the beach for more fun and frolics and a long walk along the promenade before it was time to check into the hotel. Where a very sandy and sticky Daisy was subjected to a terrifying bath, which she wasn’t keen on one bit. But she smelt lovely afterwards and a quick nap before we headed out for the evening.

A few snaps of Daisy on the beach.


 The evening was spent in the lovely sunset over at South Shields where it was my turn to walk Daisy. By this time she was pretty tired and was happy to stroll along the harbour wall.

Overall it had been a very tiring day for poor little Daisy and for James and myself also, so we went back to the hotel to chill out for the rest of the evening, we ended up with a very sleepy Daisy. Who seemed to think it was necessary to issue warning barks to anyone who opened and closed a door on our corridor of the hotel. Luckily this game got a little boring after a while and we all settled down for a long deserved sleep.


Love Maddie and Daisy x


1 Response to “Oh, We do like to be beside the seaside.”

  1. 1 Saint Lover August 20, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I am so jealous! I love the beach and would love to take my dogs to one you didnt have to worry about sharks.

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