Since we moved to Franklin we've been gradually trying out the local off-leash dog exercise areas listed in a community guide that Huon Valley Council sent us. Some have proven to be complete disappointments. For example, the one in Huonville turned out to be a small soggy piece of grass next to a scout hall. Our own paddock is bigger. And the one in Cygnet turned out to be non-existent... at least, we couldn't find it and the locals we asked had never heard of it. But yesterday we drove down to Kent Beach Road in Dover, where there is a long strip of beautiful white sand and clear water where dogs can run free. It's not a trip we'd make regularly as it's about 40km south, with some nice twisty roads for the motorbike riders, but it was certainly a lovely spot as you'll see in the photos below.