Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dog Day Morning

ActiveCaptain warned us that the beach at Northport (Asharoken Beach) didn't allow dogs. The town of Northport just didn't understand though - these dogs have been on the boat for a solid 4 days. There wasn't an option of "No Dogs" at this point. By 7:00 am we were all in the dinghy headed out for a stealth beach landing. By 7:15, everyone within a 2 mile radius knew that Dylan was retrieving items from the water. He needs some stealth training.

The sky is nasty looking and there is rain spitting from the skies. The water temperature is a nice 70 degrees, very different from Maine ocean temperatures. To be honest, the dogs showed no preference. They loved the swimming.

The storm is projected to have 20 kt winds here - almost nothing. There isn't even a small craft warning for the area - it was called off last night. There's just a lot of rain coming.

Karen walked Dylan down the beach which gave me a rare moment to allow Dyna to retrieve her bumper from the water by herself. Dyna is an excellent swimmer but at 11 years old, she can't compete with 2 year old Dylan. I know she loves swimming with Dylan but I think she felt a little more joy by being able to get the bumper first and bring it all the way back. She deserved that moment.

By lunchtime back on the boat, the canine crew was exhausted and sleeping. We'll try another swim tomorrow and go into town to explore and search for bread and vegetables.


Anonymous said...

I’ve had a lot of fun in Northport.

For most of the ‘80s I was the manager of a full service yacht yard on the CT coast due north of Northport. Every Friday afternoon we would load up a demo boat with any employee who wanted to come along, and head across the Sound to Northport for dinner and drinks. Good times!

The last time I was there was about 5 years ago.

At that time there was a “gourmet” food store a few blocks up from the town dock on Main street.I don’t remember if they carried fresh produce.

Unless you’re carrying a motorcycle in your dink, grocery stores are out of reach in Northport.

Mike T.

One More Time Around said...

I love to see those dogs in the water.