Since getting Murphy our weekends have changed. We now gravitate to beaches and parks that allow dogs to run off the lead. This small beach in the middle of Newcastle is perfect to let him free to run around and meet other dogs big and small. He's still not too sure of the sea, he keeps going down to the waters edge and then starts running backwards as the waves come towards him. It's like being with a small child and watching them experience something new. It's getting us out of the house too and moving which is a good thing to help shift those Christmas calories!