Ogmore by Sea

Jennie and I took the dogs for a walk the other day and decided to take advantage of the cold but cheery weather to indulge in some sea air.

The dogs at Ogmore - 7 January 2009

The dogs at Ogmore - 7 January 2009

We thought that Ogmore by Sea would be a good spot and we weren’t wrong! The beach is a mixture of sand and rocks and has, apparently, carboniferous cliffs. Whatever the hell they are… But the rock pools are fab – never seen anything like them!

Snipe absolutely loves the sea. Last winter, mum, B and I used to take the dogs to the beach every few weeks, accompanied by one of mum’s friends and her three terriers. When we first took them, Snipe was a bit nervous of the big wet water but it only took a few minutes (and a few sticks to chase, getting closer and closer to the sea!) for her Labrador instincts to win through and now she has a great time.

Snipe at Ogmore - 7 January 2009

Snipe at Ogmore - 7 January 2009

Midge, however, really isn’t keen. She likes the beach – just not the wet stuff! She got a bit of a soaking though, when she followed Snipe onto the wet sand and was promptly caught up in a rolling wave!

Midge at Ogmore - 7 January 2009

Midge at Ogmore - 7 January 2009

The sea air was great for us humans as well (‘specially me with the lurgy) and I hope the weather remains sensible so we can make it a weekly thing. I love walking the dogs, especially somewhere they can be let off the lead, but having someone to share the laughs with (my dogs are particularly idiotic) makes such trips all the more enjoyable. And it’s a great way to explore the area.

Where next, Jennie?

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by welshpurpletree on 9 January 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I love going to the seaside on a cold, but sunny day. I’m still waiting for my Boxing Day walk on the beach. What’s the weather like for this weekend?

  2. Good for Saturday but then it’s rain, rain, rain………….

  3. hi there,
    spookily we lived in cardiff for years and spent many wintry days walking the dog at ognore and southerndown. if you haven’t been its just a bit further away from bridgend on the same road and has a great ruined manor house and walled garden past the car park on top of the cliffs. gets a bit mental and non-dog-friendly in summer but fab in winter – great fossils too on the rocky bits.
    ahh you made me remember good times with our trusty old hound sammy boy – thanks!

  4. Thanks for that! I’d heard some good things about the beach at Southerndown so I’ll it add to the list 🙂

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