Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Trip to Skegness 15th April

I have to admit, I was not in the best of moods for our trip to Skegness due to having been woken every hour during the night by one child or the other. So when we walked over the sea wall to the beach to be faced by a blooming GALE I was none to impress. But little i was in her element and immediately started digging up the beach.

She would get a spade full of sand, run towards the sea and throw the sand at the water. At which point the wind blew the sand back up the beach. Rob was in charge of putting up the sand tent while I wrapped little m up in about 15 layers to keep out the chill.

 Rob then set about the sandcastle, which was the sole aim of going to Skegness. Little i had hoped for a paddle but I can't honestly say that the water looked inviting.

 Eventually, little m got fed up of the tent and wanted to touch the sand, while little i worked on the wind swept look.
 A tumble weed blew past, which didn't help with my mood but there were some marginally more interesting things to be found on the beach, like this star fish - who knew there was actual wild life in the seas near Skeg?
 But i and m enjoyed themselves and if they're happy, I can be happy. Freezing, but happy.

Little i then continued to be happy with a strawberry ice cream. I would have been happy with a hot chocolate but it was forgotten.

So then we went to the seal sanctuary. Little M if you remember from a previous blog is a swimmer and although this feat is only achieved under water so she found the seals endlessly amusing.

 On the way back to the car, Rob decided to take little i to see their sand castle one last time. Unfortunately, the tide had come in and the castle was gone. This taught i an invaluable lesson about the tides and that was the end of our trip to Skegness.

No comments:

Post a Comment