Walk on the beach (Platja de les Marines) Denia, Spain.
I was looking for a beach to walk the dogs, and most of the beache in our area aren't dog friendly, I notice that people take their dogs anyway, I decided to keep them on the leash, and go for a run in Denia.
It's a 15 minutes drive from the house, I decide to beat the traffic and the tourists (like myself 😌) and get there early, around 7am.
This was the first time ever on the beach for the dogs, as we didn't take them with us when we went to the French beaches.
I can see that my furry friends can smell very unfamiliar trails, and slowly get accustomed to the sea scent.
A really big harbour, with a ferry (which is where I parked for 0,50c), I already spotted the jet skis 😄 for rental. With the mountains over the Harbour, it reminded me a lot of Capetown and Table Mountain.
I am sure I will eventually get used to it, but I can't help but doing "aaaah" and "ooooh" noises, in wonder, I am not really used to palm trees as they don't grow on our farm in France.
We don't have seaguls neither, I am amazed by their size, and how they aren't impressed with my presence.
The bird slowly walk away from my shot, and give me a "are you done?" look.
I love the calm of the early morning. Just a few eventual joggers, retired people, and dog walkers.
I bumped into a model doing her gym routine, lucky for me my dogs are on the leash, I could totally expect a disaster with my dogs running toward the gym-model, stepping on her towel with their dirty paws.
I also realize that my dogs and I, are somewhat feral, in a costal environment. We are so used to live on our own, it's almost a little bit unsettling to see that many people everyday, it's like the mind doesn't compute THIS amount of information.
The harbour of Denia, slowly fills up with life, cars start hooting, boats too, an army of cleaning comes out of a van, and very quickly spread out on the beach.
Google review told me that "The beach is dirty, unbelievable, algae everywhere on the shore".
The city of Denia must have had the memo, because the beach was pristine for me and my dog to enjoy.