That Hazy Shade of Winter

Toao

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Yesterday I took my dog to the beach, and figgered I'd share, since it's still winter for some of you.

Winter obviously has a different meaning here. It's only gets to the mid 70's, and the water is too cold to swin, and you need a wetsuit to swim.
We do have snow, but our snow is perfect snow. It's 50 miles or so away, and it looks pretty on top of the mountains.



If you want, you can go skiing or whatever, and then when you're sick of it, you leave. "Pefect"

Since it's january, the beach is pretty empty, this is north, towards the pier





Looking down, it's pretty sparse, plus it's high tide





Unfortunately, it was busy enough to fill the good parking lot, so I had to climb down the hill.



It's not bad, because the trail dips most of the way down.

As far as the cliff, you always see some of the dumbest shit.It's cleary marked, and has a steel rail around it



But there is always some dipshit/daredevil that either can't read, or has no common sense.



Hard to see, because she's so high up, and far, but yes, some dumb bitch was up there standing on the edge, and as people were yelling at her to get her stupid ass away from the cliff, she was moving closer to hear them. What they never seem to worry about is knocking rocks down on the people under the cliff.
So anyways, I was noticing, my wife's dog likes to get in the truck to go for a ride. My dog likes to get in the truck since there is a chance he can go to the beach.

He usually runs straight out to say hello



Sometimes he sees a real dog out in the breakers, or just decides to swim to catalina, and just goes for it

[video=youtube;iSyzKHXDDsU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSyzKHXDDsU[/video]

He also has an odd quirk, because he obviously loves playing in it
[video=youtube;-rrSpyWgO80]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rrSpyWgO80[/video]

But knows it well enough to see sudden holes, or where the dropoff is during high tide, and isn't having it, I threw a rock it, and he started to go after it, and then noticed the surface is flat, so it's deep.

[video=youtube;RXyOIJYadaw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXyOIJYadaw[/video]

They have "huntington dog beach" on the bing bird's eye view. That image was low tide, and you can see it when it's dry.


so yes, it is a pretty cool dog park. Definitely made for dogs



Yet people still occasionally come without dogs, and get all bent out of shape when a dog runs up and pees on their stuff.


some dogs like to run & chase rabbits. Since we don't have very many wild animals, he chases the local fauna instead



It's a great place to let your dog run wild.

And the result, a happy dawg




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And if you want, there is a webcam at the Pier

http://www.ci.huntington-beach.ca.us/visitors/beach_info/livebeachcondition.cfm


And sorry about the quality, it wasn't planned, so all I had was my phone.
 

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And sorry about the quality, it wasn't planned, so all I had was my phone.
Don't see anything wrong with the pics. They are looking good. Thanks for sharing.

I like the water fountain for dogs. :)
 

Toao

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Sorry about that, I didn't think you were serious. I thought I was being teased for pushing it so hard.
 

Toao

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The dog in the last picture looks like the happiest dog ever!
Yeah, it's his Disneyland. Here he was in like 03-4, when he still looked like a Boston, and was an only child


The other dog likes to go just to go, and doesn't really like the water.

Plus she gets filthy, Boston's are more wash & wear, because they don't have fur.

The other one is more of a princess.

 

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Hong Kong, hiding from the Kommies!
Hmm, let me see....

You're driving down the freeway, going west for coast so, you'd have the San Gabriel Mountains on your right.

The beach itself......hmmm.....let me see......I think it's Redondo, getting close to Muscle beach where Arny used to hang out.
 

Toao

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Redondo is further south, Muscle beach is Venice.

and while HB is cool, if you don't surf, and aren't bringing a dog, Hermosa/Manhatten is WAY more fun.



and Venice/Santa Monica is what a lot of people expect it to look like

http://www.westland.net/beachcam/
Catch it on a weekend, and it is packed.
 

Toao

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I thought it was an intentional play on words.

Here's a dog pic for you Cranium

 

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Bolsa Chica/Sunset Beach is my hangout area. The Dog Beach area is cool because of the cut in parking off PCH .. makes for easy in/out when just wanting to catch some views on an early morning.