Surprise number one, was that it was far colder and windier on the Boardwalk than it was at my house, a mere kilometre (less than a mile) away.
Surprise number two, was that the tide didn't seem to be all the way out. I'd timed our walk for low tide. But it wasn't. Hmmmm.
How do I know when low tide is ?
I have a tide clock !
Recently we moved our clocks forward an hour. Guess who forgot to also move the "extra" hand ahead an extra hour ?
Not caring a whit about my clock, or the timing of the tides, the dogs had their usual terrific time running up and down the beach after their ball. Then, suddenly, dippy ol' Trey, hot from his run, veered off course, dashed into the ocean, and lay down.
What an idiot !
But he's MY idiot, and I love him.