Last weekend we deliberately had a low key weekend, after many busy weeks and weekends, we needed time to catch up with home life and recharge our batteries.
This week every child was thankfully in good health again, so I really wanted to make the effort to get some outdoor fun into the week, despite the weather.
Week nights are busy with three out of four children going to different clubs on different nights of the week. However, I decided to work around them and see what we could fit in. While Caitlyn was at Rainbows we went for a walk across The Rath. It was very wet! We walked along, looking at the statues and the sea view.
I had quite a shock when I first saw the above photo on Google Plus- four Dannys! Later I realised Google had “Auto awesomed” the photos with their “Action” edit resulting in three extra Dannys!
This statue is a memorial to local people who tragically lost their lives during an explosion at our local refinery in June 2011. This was such a sad event that affected everyone in our area so we’re glad they have a fitting tribute.
Reflections in the rain.
It wasn’t the best light for taking photos and the Flash really wiped out the statue so I haven’t got a photo of the front view sorry!
We finished our walk, picked Caitlyn up and then dropped Danny off to gym.
In the Summer, we can go to the park around the corner and play tennis so I’m looking forward to that.
Another evening after school, we went down our local beach. It has been flooding at high tide, so we made sure the road was open and the tide out before we went.
It was windy, but a lot calmer than it has been in the storms.
Before going onto the beach we crossed the road and took the path towards Danny’s Scout Hut. I wanted to show the girls how far the tide had come in and how much of the road was flooded.
Ahead of us, a washed up bed of seaweed marks how far the waves had crashed in. Until recently I had never seen it come in this far. Now it just seems to keep happening, and not just here, all over the UK.
This photo shows how far away the beach is.
We love exploring all the things that have been washed up.
In the past when the waves have crashed over the wall and onto the road, we have found crabs and other sea creatures that we help return to the sea.
Caitlyn’s hair shows the wind picking up. This weekend it has been at gale force and the road has been flooded and closed again. People say it will be worse again next week.
On Friday, the girls gym was cancelled so we explored our local Marina while we waited to pick Dave up.
We peeped at the sea through little holes in the brick walls. It looked cold!
So although, I usually like our weekend day trips, I have realised this week that with planning, I can still fit in outdoor fun during the week and evenings.
I an’t wait for this to get easier as the days get longer, warmer and we start fancying cold picnic food again!
Roll on Spring!