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Berry Head Lighthouse, Tor Bay

Aside from a few gnarly days the November weather has been exceptionally nice. I hiked to Berry Head lighthouse and enjoyed another clear afternoon. The air remained only a few degrees above freezing but once I got moving I was able to strip down to a thin shirt and vest. Luckily I walked with the sun at my back so I didn’t have to spend any time looking into it. (more…)

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Walkin’ the Dog

Tor Bay Beach Park

We’ve had a chihuahua in our care for the last week or so. He’s a fine little animal though not well trained. We thought a walk near the ocean would be a good way to spend the afternoon with him. We loaded the car and drove to Tor Bay Beach Park. At first we let him go on his own, off the leash but he quickly decided he was boss and stopped listening. That earned him a position on the end of a short leash.

The dog

The dog

I tried to photograph him but he didn’t cooperate. The strange surroundings were exciting and, to some extent, frightening. The waves were not especially loud to us humans, but he did not like being near the water.

Despite the distraction of having the dog with us Carol and I enjoyed the beach. Only one other couple was there. We never came within shouting distance of them so we basically had this beautiful place all to ourselves.

Tor Bay Beach Park

I never tire of it there. Over the last six months I’ve catalogued dozens of terrific places in the county but the combination of proximity (short drive), ease of access and overall loveliness have kept it high on my list of favorite places.

Tor Bay Beach Park

As for the dog, I think he’s happier sniffing around Donahue Lake.

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