I like the sea and the beach at winter.
In summer its too over crowded. Empty beaches during a cloudy and windy day have something magical. Don’t you think? I like to walk along an empty beach, listening to the waves, the seagulls and organise my thoughts.
This weekend, we decided to take a road-trip to the beach.
We wrapped up warm with our scarfs, gloves and coats. Although that didn’t stop me from getting a cold. Currently dosed up on medicine covered in vapour rub Vic. Its that time of year…
We had some fish and chips, No beach trip wouldn’t be complete without.
Although not great when trying to be healthy but I couldn’t resist. The fish was just mouth watering and perfect way to start the trip. We would normally have an Ice cream but it was too cold for that.
After we had something to eat & our bellies were full, we went for adventure and walk along the beach. I was lost for words and amazed at that I found, hundreds of starfish which had been swept by the tides along the sand. I spent good hour finding and looking at the different star fish that had been washed up. I had never really seen one out by the sea till now not even when I have been snorkelling – so this was a huge thing for me. I am fascinated by little things and could have spent all day looking at them.
Even the crabs had made an appearance.
We saw a few crabs and stayed well away as didn’t want to get a nip or two. Some of them had been eaten by the seagulls which was a shame but part of nature I guess.
The sand was covered with shells which brought me back to my childhood. In my younger days I would run along the beach with a bucket and spade picking up all the different shells. I would spend the day looking for shells, building sand castles and running along the waves – beach days were always the best. We would only ever go in the summer as the winter was often too cold.
After a walk along the beach we went up the sand dunes, to see the waves by the rocks. The waves were huge – never seen anything like it. The place was surrounded by photographers – I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures myself. Although for healthy & safety reasons we stayed well back I still managed to get splashed a few times which was fun.
Sadly the arcades were closed but overall it was a great day! We went home to a hot bath and settled down for the night watching movies which was perfect ending to a perfect day…