A trip to ‘La Brussa’
Going to the beach every first day of the year has became a kind of tradition for Ale and me. We get up late, have some food, jump the dogs in the car and drive to the seaside. Cà Rossa is very close to the coast but we seldom have the chance to go as we spend all the days off working on the garden and the house.
This year though it has been slightly different because Mina had to stay home and look after the puppies and then we didn’t choose a nice place to go. So a few days later we decided to repeat the trip. This time I forced Mina to suckle the puppies just before we left, so to give her a longer autonomy while away and we choose a beautiful place to go: La Brussa.
It is a beautiful and wild beach and pinewood between Caorle and Bibione, the area is called Valle Vecchia and includes beach, pinewood, agricultural terrains obtained from land reclamation, wetlands and mouths of some rivers (Tagliamento and Livenza). Obviously the area is preserved and rich on biodiversity.
The sunlight came and went as some transparent cloud passed by, forming nice plays of light over the water and the dry plants silhouettes. It was amazing and very relaxing staying there, as if floating in time and space.
Between the beach and the pinewood there is a rather wide drift of a short grass with very interesting burgundy tones. I’m afraid I don’t know the name of this grass but I’m pretty sure the one pictured above is ammophila
(I’ve just discovered the grass below is Spartina juncea)
Mina had been kind of secluded since the puppies had born and she started being very stressed and tired, a real Desperate Housedog: all milk and napkins! She really deserved a few hours off, poor dog.
I think both the dogs spent a nice time running in the beach and exploring the pinewood. Rudy found a tennis ball somewhere and kept playing with it in the sand.
The place was full of interesting pieces of wood and trunks, brought by the tide, as well as loads of nice shells which I can’t help but collect them all. The ones I prefer are the fan-like type and murex.
There were some people riding horses, it must be very funny, I wish I could ride a horse too.
We both brought our camera along and we started taking pictures. After a while it became a sort of competition for the best shoot. Then Ale had the excuse to lie down on the sand (for the perfect shoot, he said) and get dirty… Can you see him?
Needless to say I won our competition, with two pictures: a macro on some atomic green moss and Mina refreshing her paws.