We walked the dogs down Miner’s beach away from the groups of people and let them loose to explore the beach. There was a tidal pool that Duke was fascinated by, and it was just deep enough for him to walk around in as close to swimming as he could get. He searched the water for anything he could find and Goblin followed along the shore. Eventually he spotted a large log mostly submerged in the water and growled fiercely as he inched closer to it. He had no idea what it was but he planned on scaring it away. Goblin joined in and soon they were barking and fussing at the scary log. They couldn’t get enough of it and we had a tough time dragging them away from their log monster when we were ready to leave.
…so much better than a chipmunk!
As we headed back out of the park toward our campground we noticed an odor from the dogs area of the car and decided it was time to give them a bath. We didn’t have a fancy option for a dog wash so we pulled up to the pavilion at the campground and used an empty gallon jug to wash the dogs. It was a slower process but when you don’t have a hose it was a pretty good option.
We walked the dogs back to the campsite and started a fire. It was supposed to get down to 58 degrees and we didn’t want them freezing or us freezing either. This fire turned out to be the best! It was big and hot and all of us sat nearby to enjoy the warmth. The fire starter that we bought from the campground was awesome, it was wood chips and some sort of jelly-like stuff in a paper cup and had a wick in the middle. It almost looked like a cupcake with no icing. Once that was lit the fire built very easily.
The coolest thing about this campsite was that we had Wi-Fi and power at our site. We could get work done while sitting next to a campfire!