We're disappointed to see a new fence around our favourite swimming spot at Yarra Bend Park, the place that is generally wonderfully dog friendly.
Penny headed straight for her usual swim as soon as we took her off lead when we had walked under the freeway, and what did she see? This:
Not a sign saying 'dogs on lead' - but a brutal 'NO DOGS'.
How sad for us. It's a safe place to enter the water and there are rocks for tired humans to sit on while dogs have fun.
I have faith in those who run the park, so I assume there is some need to protect this part of the environment. Perhaps water birds will nest there.
Time will tell.