28 – I love our walks on East Chop. The road on that cliff makes a special loop by the sea exposing an expansive view of Cape Cod across the water and parts of both the Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs harbors nearby. It’s perfect there in any season, especially in summer when the sun is brilliant, the yellow wildflowers are in bloom, the breeze is a perfect temperature, and the sea is dotted with sailboats.
But we walk there even on the coldest days, single digits, with the wind whipping over the choppy sea from the northeast, blowing hard into our faces. Like last week when it was probably too cold to be out there, we walked. Leo seemed energized by the cold, or maybe his enthusiasm was really just an attempt to stay warm, but he pushed on despite the cold, keeping us at a brisk and determined pace.
I had to turn back, the frozen air sucking my breath from my lungs, while Leo marched by my side obviously comfortable with his long curly fur and windbreaker coat. He’s a great sport, that boy, because he didn’t complain when we returned to the car. Good boy Leo. Good dog! Best bud.