I know I keep saying it, but I really love these long Summer Days. This trip to Broad Haven actually happened one evening, just before the kids broke up from school. I love it when we make the most of our time together, even on a school night.
The tide was out, so it was a fair old walk into the sea. Luckily I love running across the beach barefeet. The kids enjoy racing each other too.
Ripples in the sand.
We had great fun playing in the sea and swimming a little. No photos of that as I didn’t want to get my phone wet sorry!
We bought buttered French Bread, ham, cheese, strawberries and melon with us. Delicious on the beach.
Danny spotted friends from school, so was soon off playing with them.
The beach was full of jellyfish, thankfully the harmless Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) which are a common species, easily recognised by their four purple/blue gonad rings.
Personally, I wouldn’t touch any jellyfish. I have always warned my kids not to either. However, Danny knows lots more than I do, so as soon as he found out this type of jellyfish does not sting, he has always picked them up and had a good look at them.
This has now become the norm for the girls too, although Rebecca does not look sure at first.
I love swimming in the sea, but I don’t like it when I feel a Jellyfish or other creature- I know it’s their home so I leave them be, but I’m also happier if I get left alone by them too.
I’m glad the kids like to learn about Sea Creatures like this though. They are fascinating.
I lost count of how many we spotted on the beach.
Rebecca looks more at ease holding one here.
Wow! I love to look but not to touch!
The boys wanted to “rescue” the jellyfish out of water and put them in a rock pool so they wouldn’t dry out waiting for the sea to come in.
Ceri gives a hand transporting them. We made sure the kids washed their hands after touching them and know not to touch other species or larger jellyfish without adult permission.
This GIF makes me laugh!
As does this photo which sums up the cheeky humour of these cousins!
Then it was home for a nice hot bath, bed and up for school in the morning.
Now it’s the holidays we can stay down at the beach and not worry about getting up for school in the morning.