Beach

GREAT SWIMMING ACCESS

I just wanted to post this fabulous image from Denmark, as I think the Pugliese  'beaches' have some missed opportunity. 

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The Adriatic is so gorgeous, clear turquoise water teeming with little fish and no big waves to tumble water loving kids. But most of the water access is handled much better for boats (guest mooring sitting empty). Swimmers are largely allocated to hobbling and sitting on seaweed covered sharp boulders. 

One of the Bisceglie beaches. 

One of the Bisceglie beaches. 

Don't get me wrong we had a great time. But even the locals agree that the water access is not the best. 

LILI'S INUKSHUK GARDEN

Well here's something you probably did not expect to see but here goes! 

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And this following picture explains where this thing of beauty was built - the community beach of Bisceglie in Puglia. You can see Lili, Dante and his friend Vito walking to the beach in the left. 

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The beautiful beach stones were perfect for playing with. 

The beautiful beach stones were perfect for playing with. 

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The swimming was awesome. 

The swimming was awesome. 

I also gave Lili a long warm stone Shavasana with head massage on the beach. She loved it. 

I also gave Lili a long warm stone Shavasana with head massage on the beach. She loved it. 

DOGS ON THE BEACH

The Sayulita beaches are super lovely. I was thinking about why we like them so much, and several things came to mind. One is that there are no big hotels here. This brings a certain human scale to things - we are all little people. There are no big weddings, photo shoots with drones or noisy crowds. (At the resorts where I have taught yoga the wedding frequency was normally minimum one a day). Almost no one smokes on the beach. The vendors are friendly. And there are lots of locals.

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I remember the first time we visited Sayulita I was struck by the dogs on the beach. They are all pretty well behaved and belong to someone. And this time we of course took little Rebi to enjoy some Vitamin D with us. We know that when you take a dog to the beach you have to have an umbrella and provide it some shade. You also need to take a water bowl and some fresh water, especially if you have a little puppy that can get dehydrated pretty quickly.

Here is Lili with Rebi. Later on Rebi dug a little hole in the cool sand under our umbrella and just curled in it and had a long snooze. And why not? She still had stitches on her belly from the spay, the wind was gentle and the sound of the waves hummed a perfect afternoon lullaby.

Here is Lili with Rebi. Later on Rebi dug a little hole in the cool sand under our umbrella and just curled in it and had a long snooze. And why not? She still had stitches on her belly from the spay, the wind was gentle and the sound of the waves hummed a perfect afternoon lullaby.

Rebi snoozing. 

Rebi snoozing. 

Then one day I saw a huge dog on the beach. It was a St. Bernard. It's not very often you see those even in Vancouver. And then there was a second one. And what? A third! Now this was something totally uncommon. 

And then there was their owner, a Mexican man, who abruptly kicked off his shoes, his hat and sunglasses and sprinted right into the waves. And the three huge dogs followed him right in.  It was so striking - a man and three huge dogs bathing in the ocean to cool off. And they all loved it. 

I was not the only person who stopped to watch and take pictures! 

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