Oxwich Bay, Gower - Saturday 30th December 2017

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171230 oxwich 017As usual at this time of year all eyes were on the weather forecast for the club’s Christmas gathering and beach walk and we were promised a window of fine but overcast weather for the morning of the walk, with the rain arriving at 2pm when hopefully we would be in the pub for lunch.

Never trust a weather forecaster.

The weather was OK as everyone started to arrive at the Oxwich Bay Hotel for a pre-walk cup of coffee and thankfully the rain held off as we gathered for the inevitable group photo.

It was a great turn out with nearly 30 people lining up for the photo with 25 dogs - but some people had elected to get straight down to the beach so there were nearer 40 people and over 30 dogs on the day.

However, we left the warm comfort of the hotel’s coffee lounge and headed off down to the beach to join the others already there - as we reached the water’s edge the heavens opened and whipped up by the strong wind we were all quite quickly soaked.

As you know, none of the Welsh Springers cared a jot and they all bounded in and out of the waves so the rain had no effect on them at all. As we continued following the waterline the rain eased off and we were able to enjoy chatting about all things Welshies while the dogs just enjoyed racing around in their usual maniacal manner.

Most people reached the river that cuts through the beach on the way to Three Cliffs and there we turned to walk back to the car park. Because of the weather various groups of people made their way back to their cars in their own time but the main group returned, dried off their very wet dogs and settled them down in the back of the cars before setting off to the King Arthur pub in Reynoldstone, for a well deserved drink and spot of lunch.

It was a very successful outing and proof yet again that it takes more than a spot of rain to dampen a Welshie owner’s enthusiasm for getting out and enjoying the beautiful coastline we have here in South Wales.

Can’t wait till the next Welshie Dog Walk - probably in March - look out for announcements on our website and Facebook page.

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