I had a slightly spontaneous seaside adventure yesterday, the weather was gorgeous, we had fish and chips – you can’t opt out of fish and chips by the sea. I also managed to get my camera working, it’s only taken me 3 years or so :) Anyway it’s time to bombard you with some of the pictures.
We didn’t get chance to see the circus which is a shame but we spent the whole day strolling along the beach, taking in the sights (like this giant drink – middle picture), paddling in the sea. I was expecting rain and wind so I didn’t go dressed for a beautiful summer day – Trouser legs were rolled up and sandals removed (we Brits are alright at adapting to weather conditions). I did invest in a summer hat though and still managed to catch a little sun on my nose – easy on the rudolf jokes please.
It has been a very long time since my last seaside themed trip and this one was full of British summer cliches. I loved every second of it (donkeys, ice cream, sandcastles, deckchairs, fish and chips etc. – the works). Usually it’s early winter and we’re visiting nan. The coast is a very different place in the colder seasons with the wind shoving you this way and that and the grey waves beating up the shore. Me and mum can still spend hours combing the beaches for beautiful pebbles and shells. Yesterday I saw a couple of washed up star fish – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a star fish other than dried ones in shops or museums.
It wasn’t until I was looking back through the pictures that I noticed the small boy right in the middle digging for lost treasure – or so it seems. Brilliant.
We went for a wander up the beach to where it felt a little more natural with less neon and fairground sound effects.
Some of the seafront shops had some very random things for sale. I love the blue in this picture.
I’d really like to invest in a deckchair for the garden so I can curl up and read or knit outside. I’ve got a horrible feeling though I’ve missed the season since all the shops are stocking up for winter. Has anyone got a deck chair they’d like to donate to a midlander? I think after yesterday I would like to live closer to the sea.