Dashing through the Dunes

21 Aug

On her weekend away, Poppy visited the Norfolk Broads and the coast where she had the most brilliant time in the dunes and down on the dog-friendly beach of Caister-on-Sea.

Poppy at beach near Caister

She was enjoying herself so much that she was even barking with excitement (something she hardly ever does) as she dashed through the dunes, backwards and forwards through the long grass and then hurtled down to the beach at full whippet stretch.

Poppy racing down the dunes to the beach

After a little exploring on the beach (not getting her little diva paws wet of course, not even a tiny paddle – oh no, much too cold!) and stopping to greet a few other dogs trotting along at the edge of the sea, she turned and raced up through the soft sand dunes again.

Poppy on beach

Finally she flopped down, panting with exhaustion, but one very happy dog.

Poppy panting in the long grass

It was only later in the day that we found out from some of the locals that they avoid the dunes at this time of the year because of the adders that live in the long grass.

Had we known that we certainly wouldn’t have taken Poppy there. Hopefully her barking and the thundering paws dodging through the dunes at full pelt may have warned them off. She did have such a joyful time, but we won’t be going back there any time soon.




4 Responses to “Dashing through the Dunes”

  1. lyndyh August 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm #

    She’s a delightful diva. So pleased Poppy enjoyed her time on the beach and relieved she managed to avoid the adders – I’m guessing she didn’t sit still long enough for it to be a concern! Fab pics!

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    • poppychat August 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

      I think the adders are more scared of dogs and slither off out of the way. Anyway they certainly didn’t spoil her fun. Yes, pity you weren’t there to watch her kicking up a flurry of sand in her wake!


  2. Me August 21, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    Aw they are such lovely pics 🙂 When we used to walk Kasper off lead in a field full of reeds he would do the same thing…charge back and forth, crashing through the long reeds and making the most hilarious noises!

    Scary about the adders! I always worried about adders when walking Kasper on the moors in Yorkshire. Never had a problem though 🙂

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    • poppychat August 21, 2015 at 7:47 pm #

      Funny how they seem to love the long grass, but we would have been horrified if she’d had a snake bite. Apparently the Norfolk vets are well set up with antidote serums but still ….

      Glad Kasper wasn’t bothered by them.


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