Dog friendly hikes and exploring, mostly around New England. Our Adventures includes: waterfalls, the beach, conservation land, lighthouses, state parks, the woods, the mountains, statues, and castles.
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The weekly Video/Photo section highlights an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy. We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven. It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year after his passing we welcomed little Wilma into our world. We were devastated to lose Shadow on April 3, 2020.These two precious boys will be furever in our hearts! We were recently thrilled to add another amazing rescue, Gus, to our home on June 28, 2021! This Weekly Video/Photo section will allow me to share photos from all four of my rescues, whether it be a precious memory, or a current moment.
Today’s photograph is from July 14, 2017, when Wilma was a wee puppy and Shadow a young 9! I love this photograph and just cannot believe how small Wilma once was….time sure does fly! I am lucky to have had three amazing pairs, including these special two. We were about to get ice cream in this photograph but do not remember if they had seen it or were just posing perfectly. They just are adorable-don’t you think?! 🙂
If you follow my blog regularly please skip down to paragraph three….
The weekly Video/Photo section highlights an Adventure, while I might also sneak in some that are humorous, adorable, or just other fun dog moments. If you have followed my blog from the beginning you know that I adopted Shadow as a puppy, and about a year later adopted Buster as a puppy. We had many wonderful years together before experiencing the devastating loss of Buster at just seven. It took a long time for our hearts to heal, but almost a year after his passing we welcomed little Wilma into our world. We were devastated to loose Shadow on April 3, 2020.These two precious boys will be furever in our hearts! We were recently thrilled to add another amazing rescue, Gus, to our home on June 28, 2021! This Weekly Video/Photo section will allow me to share photos from all four of my rescues, whether it be a precious memory, or a current moment.
Today’s photograph is from last week as we headed to our ferry in Hyannis, to Nantucket. We stopped at the Green Briar Nature Center which we have visited before on our way to the Cape. We walked around and the pups posed while My Mom checked out the gift shop. It was a dark New England day, however I captured this photograph of the pups enjoying the scene. Here they are….
On Wednesday Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I Adventured to the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Hyannis, Massachusetts, part of Cape Cod. The John F. Kennedy Memorial is a small Memorial dedicated to former John F. Kennedy which overlooks the waters he spent time sailing through. The Memorial includes: a reflecting pool, a stone wall with a bronze medallion of John F. Kennedy, and benches.
We had a short Adventure to the John F. Kennedy Memorial. We decided to check out the site and stretch our legs after returning to Hyannis from the Nantucket Ferry. We walked around the paved area, enjoyed the ocean view, and checked out the reflecting pool. Unfortunately, being off-season the pool was not kept up, there was little landscaping, and plenty of goose poop. However we attempted to ignore these factors and appreciate the Memorial. We were not at the location long, but being it was so small we still did not miss any part of the Memorial. I was disappointed that a Memorial of a for President was far from impressive, but yet maybe my expectations were too high, being it is Winter in Massachusetts. Yet still glad we could check out the John F. Kennedy Memorial (This blog will not be rated).
This week Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I Adventured to Nantucket where we spent much of our time exploring various beaches. The Beaches of Nantucket vary based on the location providing differing surf, temperature, and terrain. We were lucky to stay right near Siasconset Beach, which we spent endless hours exploring. In addition to Siasconset Beach we visited: Fisherman’s Beach, Jetties Beach, Brant Point Beach (you will see those photos in my Brant Point Lighthouse blog), and Pocomo Beach.
We had a refreshing Adventure to the beaches of Nantucket. Wilma, Gus, and I spent 1.25-2 hours each morning walking along Siasconet Beach, and also visited this beach later in the day with My Mom. The waves were often crashing loudly and quite spectacular, although it became much calmer on our last day when the sun decided to arise. We found many scallop shells, horseshoe crabs and crab shells. On Jetties Beach we found picturesque trails through the seagrass which arrived at the Beach, and a very long jetty. The water was calm and a lovely tropical-like color many slipper shells scattered throughout the sand. Fisherman’s Beach we entered through a short stair boardwalk down to the beach. My favorite part of this beach was the Moon Snail Shells, I found many, although mostly slightly cracked on their journey to the shore. We found Pocomo Beach when the tide was in, providing a very small beach front. It was foggy on our visit, creating quite the mystic scene.
My favorite parts of the beaches were looking for shells, and other treasures from the sea. Wilma and Gus loved digging, and Gus picked up and tossed whatever he could find. The pups even found a couple tennis balls, which was quite exciting. I was especially thrilled to have one day where we could appreciate the sunrise, and the warmth of the sun. It was just lovely and ended our journey with a gorgeous scene. So glad we could visit many beaches in Nantucket on our trip to the Island this week (Rating: 4).
This week Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to Brant Point Lighthouse in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Brant Point Lighthouse is on the Northern section of Nantucket, at the entrance to the Harbor. It has been re-built and constructed numerous times, but the current structure was built in 1901. The Lighthouse stands almost thirty feet in height.
We had a chilly Adventure to the Brant Point Lighthouse. I was thrilled to arrive finding no other visitors in site. We walked around the property, and of course especially enjoyed the Lighthouse. I loved the colorful walkway to the Lighthouse which added some nice color to the dark scene. The sand was full of shells, and the seagrass added some variety and texture to the landscape. I actually had low expectations of this Lighthouse as the pictures looked quite simple, but I was quite pleased with the location. Wilma and Gus enjoyed visiting yet another Lighthouse, exploring some new landscape and of course always keeping their eye on their Grandma. So glad we could visit Brant Point Lighthouse this week (Rating: 4).
This week Wilma, Gus, My Mom, and I Adventured to Downtown Nantucket. Downtown Nantucket is a coastal area filled with shops, cobblestone streets, restaurants and water views. The location is immediately off the ferry landing.
We had a cobble-stone filled Adventure in Downtown Nantucket. We spent about one hour walking around the area, and several other times stopped for short visits. We worked to find the little details, as we trotted around. My favorite parts were some of the water scenes, and getting some good exercise while exploring. So glad we could visit Downtown Nantucket this week (This blog will not be rated.)
This week Wilma, Gus, My Mom and I Adventured to the Sankaty Head Lighthouse in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Sankaty Head Lighthouse was built in 1950 and is 60 feet in height. Sankaty Head Lighthouse is a working lighthouse and can be found on the Eastern point of Nantucket.
We had a wind-filled Adventure to Sankaty Head Lighthouse. I was quite excited to visit Sankaty as it is hard to find new lighthouses, and of course not easy to get to Nantucket. We arrived to see the picturesque lighthouse from afar, high above a golf course and the crashing ocean shore. We attempted to see the ocean view before trotting over to the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse was quite tall and just lovely. There were some informational kiosks along the way but overall, not much to see besides the Lighthouse. So glad we could adventure to the Sankaty Head Lighthouse today (Rating: 4).
We are so excited to celebrate the Birthday of our amazing boy Gus! We had a wonderful trip to Nantucket this week so celebrated before and along the way! I bought him a fancy cake, and although he was not a fan of wearing the party hat while eating, we used it to decorate his little table. Gus was a little unsure of the cake at first but soon started devouring every bite! We saved some layers for Wilma and partied hard (haha)! (This cake was made by the amazing Quite Fetching Barkery in Grafton!) Grandma and Grandpa even over some new toys – just so fun!
We continued the celebration in Nantucket, enjoying endless walks and adventures! Gus posed in his hat like a trooper, and Wilma joined in the party. The sun even came out in Nantucket today, on his big day!
Gus has been such a special joy in our lives. He loves to play, cuddle with his loved ones, exploring on all of our adventures,and racing around the yard. We could not be happier that he is part of our family.
Happy Birthday Sweet Gus!
PS – There will soon be some adventure posts on Nantucket!
As my fellow New Englanders know today, we were hit with frigid temperatures! It was -11 when we woke up, with even colder wind chills. I therefore decided today would be a day of dog fun at home. Wilma and Gus enjoyed: find the treat games, bones, toys, and nice warm naps! They went out here and there for quick spells and loved running around not seeming to be too phased by the weather. So glad these two could be warm on this frigid winter day.
Yesterday, Wilma, Gus, and I Adventured to the Phoenix Bike Trail in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. The Phoenix Bike Trail is a four-mile trail that runs from Fairhaven to Mattapoisett. The Bike Trail follows the Old Fairhaven Branch Railroad.
We had a dull Adventure to the Phoenix Bike Trail. I debated sharing this blog as we only explored a very small portion of this Bike Trail but decided to post. We parked along the shore and started at the formal beginning of this Trail. The majority of the Trail we traversed ran through the neighborhoods, and past several parks. There were many others out walking, and we found those we passed quite friendly. We enjoyed walking, waiting for some exciting scenery, which never arrived on our short walk. However, Wilma made sure to enjoy some enthusiastic rolls, while Gus was quite energetic throughout. Glad we could visit another New England Rail Trail. We might just have to explore another part of the Trail on a future visit (This blog will not be rated).