I made a getaway to Santa Barbara to visit my twin sister and her family over the weekend. It was foggy in the mornings but beautiful and sunny in the afternoon, when the sea sparkled.
I took my pooch, Lola, along with me and she had a great time in the surf and sand. The locals call this one beach we go to Hendry's Beach. Its official name is Arroyo Burro Beach. It only became known as Hendry's because of a founding Scottish family, whose farm was on the cliffs above. The Hendry family owned the land there from the 1890s to the turn of the 20th century. However, I call it “doggie beach” because that is where everyone brings his or her dogs to see if the surf is up.
My, my I have never seen so many happy tail-waggers in one place before. Although Lola only wanted to saunter along the edge of the water, many dogs were “surfing,” especially the Labs and golden retrievers, who were chasing balls into the foamy waves.