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“May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes…”

I can’t go long without longing for a visit to the sea, however brief it might turn out to be. So today we decided that because the weather was nice it would be perfect to amble down to the coast and take Maisy with us along the way.

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We’re lucky that the coast is only an hour away at the most, and the trip down is through some beautiful scenery. We couldn’t resist stopping off at Picket Post in the New Forest and taking in the views…


We then hit Sandbanks, full of the most beautiful sea-view houses that I’ve ever seen. The stuff dreams are made of! I would absolutely love to wake up to the waves every morning.

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The beaches were beautiful and not too busy for the weather and time of year, and Maisy absolutely adored her first look at the sea. She was fearless – until her ball got covered in sand and then she refused to pick it up and instead stood on it so other dogs wouldn’t steal it. We’ve got a smart one ladies and gentlemen!

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Maisy thought was exhausted, not least because she found herself battling for the tennis ball each time we threw it. The amount of dogs venturing on the beach was incredible! She curled up on the back seat of the car and slept the whole way home with sand on her nose..


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