On New Year’s Day, we loaded Smarty up in the car and went down to Mukilteo Lighthouse Park. The tide was out and the rocks over soft sand were hard for Smarty to walk on, but that didn’t stop him from getting all hyped up about the water. I made the mistake of throwing a rock into the water and he nearly pulled Don over trying to get to it!
For the first time since we got him, we let him off the leash to go into the water. The waterlogged sticks Don threw for him sunk, so he brought back huge rocks. He was so excited and happy. I think his former owner must have taken him to the water to play fetch quite a bit and I feel bad that we haven’t done so until now. He was very good off leash and stayed close to us the whole time.
I snapped a few pictures with my new 30mm lens but, unfortunately, didn’t think to put the lens hood on and ended up with a lot of lens flares.
I still consider the trip a success because we had such a happy dog!
I quickly snapped a few shots at the lighthouse before getting our cold, wet, but very happy dog back into the warm car.
For more photos and information on Mukilteo Lighthouse Park, visit Park Preview’s On the Road: Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.