Monthly Archives: September 2013

Beach time

About an hour south of Sydney, the coastal village of Coledale in the northern Illawarra boasts some highly popular off-leash sands. Sharkey’s Beach, Coledale allows dogs to romp around at all times of the day and is also a popular local surf spot, for those with dogs who like to chase the waves.  Just off Lawrence Hargrave Drive, it’s expansive enough to get in a decent walk but far enough from the road to appease over-anxious new dog-owners like Him Indoors, who has taken on the role of responsible dog parent with gusto.

I’ve been visiting this beach for several years now and, I’ll confess, have longed for the day when I could bring my own dog. Our first experience didn’t disappoint.

Neither Harry nor I are natural runners - but the beach brings out the best in both of us.

Neither Harry nor I are natural runners – but the beach brings out the best in both of us.

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Park life

Sydney’s unseasonably warm weather of late has been perfect for exploring the city’s dog-friendly parks.

One of our favourite green spaces in which to spend a sunny afternoon is, of course, Centennial Park. And since this weekend marks the three-month anniversary since we brought Harry home from Monika’s Doggie Rescue, what better way to celebrate than with a picnic in the park?

Harry is rather partial to a picnic.

Harry is rather partial to a picnic.

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