The family dog is finally big enough (and brave enough) to wear a buoyancy aid and get on the water with me. Also the Sun made an appearance, which is a huge motivator!
We had minimal fuss when first getting the new buoyancy aid on, which is quite out of character for Ruby, a cross Springer/Cocker Spaniel and as mad as a box of frogs.
She jumped straight onto the board in the car park, which I took as a good omen, and we set off towards to water.
At first she was a bit unsure of this new experience. This was her first time in deep water, so jumping off the board and not being able to touch the floor was a bit of a shock.
The buoyancy did it's job though, providing some needed floatation and also making it easy to grab her and get her back on the board.
Ruby was loving it! By the end she was walking around the board and got super interested in what the paddle actually did.
We floated around the bay for a while, and then finished with a small surf into the beach.
So that's my Summer plans sorted!