Jaco and I frequently walk the beach in the morning so that he and I can both get our exercise in. The beach has been the best place for him to be able to run free. He loves to chase the birds looking for food as the tide flows in and out. Although he’s not an avid swimmer, he gets caught off-guard by the odd wave (which makes me laugh as he always seems so indignant when this happens).
This morning the tide was low, and we saw this make-shift net set up along the shore – not exactly sure what they would be catching? There were also a couple of young kids digging for clams and oysters – as is very common with the low tide.
It is dry season here in Panama now, which means many more tourists and activity along the beach – even in the morning. We no longer have the beach to ourselves in the morning :-(. I’m surprised how many tourists haul their dogs along with them on vacation! As a result, Jaco is going to have to start being on his leash much more on the beach – which makes me very sad, as I love love love to watch him running hard on the beach. He is a strong dog now, and fairly large and intimidating to people meandering on the beach as they wake up in the morning. And as I learned today he’s not so polite to tiny dogs – I thought he was going to eat one for breakfast today! Poor little doggie!! I had to run into the ocean in my jogging shoes to tear him away from the little guy. I was not overly happy as I squeaked and squished my way home from the beach in my shoes :-(.