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More beachcombing adventures

Back on Independence Day weekend, I went to Matapeake Beach in Stevensville, Maryland with Lita and Riley.  I’m glad I had a chance to re-visit these pictures because it prepares me for next month’s beach trip to Virginia Beach during Columbus Day weekend.  Not only will I get to touch the Atlantic Ocean with my own four paws for the first time, I will have a chance to play in salt water, AND stay in a dog friendly hotel by the ocean!!!!!!!  How cool is that?!?!?!?!  😀

I will make sure tons of pictures are taken during the trip and share them with everyone.   Have a great weekend!

~ Luke

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With my trusty PFD, I can play in the water twice as long as other dogs.

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That little black blob in the background is Riley.

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I love playing fetch!

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Blah! I got seaweed in my mouth!!

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I fetched the red ball. Riley is swimming towards the tennis ball.

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Lita is suspicious of this interloper. She’s a brave puppy!

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Dinner by the water

Kentmorr Restaurant is a seafood place in Stevensville, Maryland, about 15 minutes from Matapeake Beach.  We specifically chose this place because they are dog friendly.  To our surprise, the food was good!  We will definitely come back here the next time we visit the dog beach. ~ Luke

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The restaurant has a private beach in the back, with a tiki bar and live music…it’s a great place to watch the sunset. No dogs allowed but that’s okay.

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Lita found a nook to relax and patiently wait for food.

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Yummy!

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Lita says it’s my turn to get some yummy!

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Lita’s attempt at a photobomb! 😀

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This is our view from the table.

More pics from the beach

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This chihuahua was a good swimmer.  The water was too choppy for him so he tired out really quick.

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I wanted to play fetch with this golden lab but he was in his own world.

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Lita chilled in the shade…

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…while I got a tan.

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A little spa treatment to exfoliate the skin with sand.

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Let’s rinse it off with fresh water and head to dinner!

Sizzling at the dog beach

It’s been hot in the Washington D.C. area.  The temperature has been averaging 95 degrees Fahrenheit, with a heat index of over 100 degrees this past week.  So heading to the beach was an awesome way to cool off!

Unfortunately, our patience was tested as we sat in the car, stuck in traffic.  It took one hour to drive 5 miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Toll Plaza to Kent Island…ARGH!!!!!!!!!  Thank goodness we weren’t heading to the Delaware beaches or Ocean City, Maryland, because it would have been a longer ride.

However, the wait was worth it!  Matapeake Beach was awesome!  We set up our beach towels and picnic blanket near the shade by the trees so Lita and I could cool down away from the sun.

The water was warm but it was also deeper and choppier than the last time we went.  I wore my Big Eddy Float Coat the entire time and showed everyone my swimming abilities.  I swam and swam and swam and swam!  I even dunked my head in the water several times in order to retrieve my tennis ball and frisbee.

We stayed for more than 2 hours before heading to a seafood restaurant for dinner.  Lots of pics were taken so I’ll share them in future blogs.  I hope everyone is staying cool!

~ Luke

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The water was deep.  I was doggy paddling until my feet could touch the ground.

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Then I hippity hopped back onto shore.

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Only to repeat another game of fetch.

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Lita did not want to play in the water because the waves were too choppy for her comfort.

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She begrudgingly got in the water because her mommy wanted to cool her down so she wouldn’t overheat.

Terrapin Nature Preserve

Back in May, my friends and I visited Terrapin Nature Preserve in Stevensville, Maryland.  It was our first stop before Matapeake Beach, so technically speaking, this was my first beach combing experience. This beach is on the north side of Kent Island while Matapeake Beach is on the west side, about 15 minutes away.

The tiny beach was crowded with people and dogs had to be leashed.  Our leashes  got really tangled so we couldn’t play like we wanted to.  It wasn’t a nice and peaceful environment so we stayed for 15 minutes before leaving.

Although our stay was short, we took some pics so I thought I’d share it with everyone.  Some fun in the water is better than no water at all, right?! 😀 ~ Luke

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This is where I proved that I was really a labrador!

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I’m giving Riley a stare down before we play.

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Tug-a-war!  Tug-a-war!

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Lita got in on the action too!

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We kept getting tangled up!

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I’m playing fetch with Riley one last time before we go.  (That’s the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the background).

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Let me shake off the sand then onward to our next destination!