Saturday, February 17, 2024

A quizzical look.


Longer, brighter days drawing dogs and their owners onto the beach in increasing numbers. This morning student joggers are also out and about. To complete this cosmopolitan scene a smattering of bobble hatted weekenders from one of the big golf resorts stroll along  enjoying the sunrise while they wait for breakfast to be served. The golf car parks are full and foursomes are backed up waiting to tee off - a sure sign that Spring is on the way ?

The beach rangers have been hard at work dredging up sand and relaying it as a defence against the tide. A solitary workman is laying out red and white tape to mark out where todays sand dump should go.  The oyster catchers have gone but the shore is covered in hundreds of comical Sanderlings. We walk along chuckling at their antics.

In the beach cafe a brown dog is sharing a bacon roll with his owner.  

Every so often the brown dog turns to look quizzically at a smaller dog in the corner. 

The other dog emits sharp yelps of frustration. It's a cruel world where some dogs get fed bits of bacon roll while others have to put up with the gummed crust of a cheese toastie.


WFT Nobby said...

Nobby would be delighted with either a bacon roll or the gummed crust of a cheese toastie. He has learned to expect neither when his owner takes him into a café.
Cheers! Gail.

Linda said...

The oystercatchers are maybe moving inland, up the rivers to nest. It's a sign that spring isn't far away when we hear them on the banks of the Spey.

Coppa's girl said...

Lovely sunrise photo but the sky doesn't look promising.
The workmen are doing a brilliant job restoring the sand, but how soon before there's another storm and high winds and it will have to be done again?
Lucky brown dog, Paca is hopeful to share biscuits we get with our coffee, but knows she won't have anything if eating involves a knife and fork. She just sulks under the table.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OOooh, that top shot is a Top Shot!!!

The medical discoveries articles were a good read. I continue to be nervous about AI and GE as tools, but gene therapy and ultrasound to cross the BBB are intriguing possibilities... and that was one of several excellent reflections on the loss of Navalny... YAM xx

Travel said...

We miss the daily croissant ratings, yours and your pals.

Angus said...

Travel - Before summer is here I hope that the blog will once gain have a resident croissant taster.

Diaday said...

Looking forward to croissant and bacon roll shares with your new resident. Like Scotch whisky, articles about bourbon losing popularity have been popping up in publications.