Blustery day for paddle boarders at Bodega Bay's Doran Beach
Tony was longing for some beach time after 18 days. I think that was the longest dry spell of his 11 months. We were on the beach by 11AM walking [after home check-in's] and it was breezy. As typical the winds were all over the place but the temp was warm so still enjoyable. Tony of course was in heaven and I could tell he missed running in the waves and digging in the sand. This is his job after all.
We saw a couple seals come close to the shoreline but gave them a wide berth. Did not see any babies this time. Few birds in this distance. I was surprised at the number of people on the beach until I remembered it was a holiday weekend (Columbus Day) and homes in the harbor book out on holidays. Lots of dogs which thrilled Tony...he's always up to making a new friend.
I'd forgotten about the Blue Water Paddle Race and was happy to see we did not miss it. We walked up just in time to see the Adult/pet race. Quite a few racers with their dogs and surprisingly even a GOAT! The goat seemed very unfazed and unlike many of the dogs maintained his sea legs staying upright on the board! It was a fun event to witness and I was happy to see so many families out enjoying the day. The weather though at times windy was warm and sunny! I plan on keeping this event on my calendar and hope to participate should there be a Blue Water Paddle Race 2019 :). Tony would love it!...I think... 😉
Yes...this last picture is of the goat. He seemed to be a good sport!