Thursday, December 27, 2012

Postcard from Brisbane: Nudgee beach and my 1st attempt at agility!

We went to the beach this morning. There aren't too many dog friendly beaches here in Brisbane like there are back home. We were told Nudgee was the 1st. 
  
Luckily, it's pretty near Uncle E's house because I'm so over being in the car.
 This is Nudgee beach reserve.
 It was very pretty but dogs aren't allowed off leash here.
Since I am the most important part of this holiday and no one cares if The Typist wants to walk around and take piccies, My Cushion bundled me back into the car to look for the dog friendly beach.

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And here it is!
It was just 1 minute back up the road. There was a big field with a fence all round it and, as you can see in the picture, the beach was just on the other side of the fence. I had a good run there! It was the 1st good run I've had since coming on holiday.

There were steps, tunnels and poles in the field too! For some inexplicable reason, my humans kept trying to make me do something or other with them.

"But why do you want me to run through the concrete tunnel? Can't I just walk round it? You do realise I'm not a circus dog, right? And by the way, if...IF I do this silly thing, what's in it for me?"

Then I met Jake. My goodness! He was such a little show off!

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 "Hah! What's the big deal?"
 "Out of my way, youngster! Can't you see I'm doing agility?"
"C'mon! Call this a high jump?"
 
"Okay, this one I don't get. You want me to do what?"


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The beach was the best part of the morning. It was only very little because the tide was high. I hope my humans take me back there when the tide is low so I can walk on the sand bank.

I met Rover and Effie!
 From L to R: Rover, Effie, me and Jake.
Right next to the little beach was a mangrove swamp. The Typist thinks it's part of the Boondall Wetlands. It looked really interesting but guess who isn't allowed in there?
 
Oops. Please pretend you didn't see this picture.

I know, I know! We did A Very Bad Thing. Our humans started screaming at us immediately! And we all went back to the beach immediately! 
 
 That's me swimming! I think I'm getting better at it.
 I had a really good time at Nudgee beach. And I'm so happy I finally got to play with some Brisbane dogs!
I hope I get to go back there again before we leave.



HOW TO GET TO NUDGEE BEACH: 



NOTE from The Typist.
I've read that the actual name of the dog friendly park is Tuckeroo but I can't seem to confirm or locate it on the map. It's not hard to find though. You'll see the enclosure from the road. Enjoy!


 

22 comments:

Dexter said...

Agility and swimming? Now that is what I call a good time.

Kisses,
Dexter

Karen said...

I am using your blog as a mini Winter escape. What a lovely day at the beach.

Sam said...

How exciting! It looks like you had the best time ever.

Sam

georgia little pea said...

KAREN - Glad to be of service ;) We got more sunshine here than we know what to do with. Look at how burnt out the pictures look and it was only about 8.30 in the morning!

Casey said...

Wow, that looks like so much fun! You seem to have that agility stuff down pat.

Jean said...

Looks like you had a great time, Georgia, and made new friends too. And I'm awed at how well you figured out those agility things in just one outing!

Jan said...

This gives us some hope that eventually the sun will shine on the northern hemisphere. Meanwhile we will have fun on your blog.

rottrover said...

Georgia? Are you sure you're not part border collie?? Look at you being Ms. Agility dog! And, always nice to meet cute guys on vacay, right!! We hope you get to go back again, too!

-Bart and Ruby

rottrover said...

PeeeeeS: we cannot believe that the Typist posted photos of you doing illegal activities ON THE INTERNET!! does she want you jailed??

-B&R

LetterstoAndrew said...

Well that looks like a fine time. Our parks don't have any of that agility equipment, except for tunnels, they do have tunnels.

Elizabeth Wix said...

Buster is green green green with envy as he has never been to a beach!!

oxox
Happy New Year

georgia little pea said...

Dear BART and RUBY, I am worried too but TT says it would be impossible for dogs not to wander into the area as it is 2 steps away from the beach. All us dogs ran in but immediately ran out because the humans were screaming so loud. Maybe they should put up a barrier of some sort during nesting season? Just a thought.

What Remains Now said...

Georgia...First, let me say that the pink hat in your header is FABULOUS! I see that little girl looking at you and little girls always know what is most fabulous. Second, I'm glad you got the chance to get out and romp with the dogs of Brisbane.

georgia little pea said...

Dear MS LORI, thank you for mentioning the hat! I felt so girly in it! The little girl put it on me. She was nice. I liked it a lot better than my Chrissie cheap cracker crown and The Typist's antlers.

Berts Blog said...

That doggy park looked great, especially where you got to swim in the waters. The scenery really had My Vickie excited, hoping some day to make it out there.

Be good and enjoy the rest of your trip

Love
Bert

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Looks you had a great and fun time in Brisbane, Georgia!
Love all your photos!
Love also your header photo with a cute pink hat.
I wish I could give you a big kiss! :)

Kristine said...

I am very jealous you got to visit a dogpark that includes free agility equipment! They really need something like that here. Clearly all the dogs, eve Georgia, had a lot of fun.

Hope all is well for the rest of your holiday! I am told I have family in Brisbane. If you see them, say hi for me, will you? ;-)

Keisha said...

Wow, that is fun! I wish I could go there. :)

Kolchak Puggle said...

What a great park! I would LOVE too play agility with you. How far away is this place?

georgia little pea said...

Not far Kol. Next time you're at the beach, start swimming. See ya! X

sagechronicles said...

Oh, wow. I LOVE agility! GLP, get over here and I'll show you some moves. Mom says I'm a bit crazy, but it's fun! And I love your romp in the park. That's what vacations are all about!

chandra said...

You were super at agility, GLP! Good thing Jake came along otherwise we never would have seen your skills! The photo of you coming out of the concrete tunnel is hilarious - your tongue looks like a blanket!

That beach looks perfect for dogs. And I certainly did not see you do anything illegal in the swamp!

-c at ddy.