Last week my sister Jo was still in hospital (happily she is home now! 🙂 More of that to come…) so we did the usual 3pm – 4pm visit where we bought her outside for fresh air and of course the chance to see all the kids at once. We started off sitting on the “Concrete Island” with benches intended for these sorts of occasions but ended up on the grass, sitting under a tree looking for ripe conkers- typical Country kids!
We then went for a picnic tea on Broad Haven Beach. I always mean to explore new beaches as there are so many lovely ones around here, but Broad Haven is a good, trusted regular of ours. When I was younger, my family used to even bring their caravan here in the holidays and at weekends so we could visit the beach most days- it’s a great family beach.
The weather was lovely and the sky a lovely shade of blue. As we hadn’t planned our visit, we didn’t have any swim suits, bathing costumes, wet suits or towels. However the kids just stripped off to paddle and swim and dried in the sun.
These are all my phone unedited photos (apart from the square ones that I instagrammed). I know the colours could be corrected and details made to stand out, but I love the unique lighting that you get on the beach as a result of the sun and the reflecting water. I took lots on my camera too but haven’t even looked at them yet!
I bought my Sunday paper and attempted to read the supplements. In reality, I only managed to read the “How we met” section but I appreciated that.
Just to sit and enjoy the view is a treat.
As the tide was fast approaching we moved across and away from the caves. It’s surprising how quickly this section gets “cut off”. The kids built a castle and moat.They started filling it off with an empty vessel they found on the beach. Then the waves began to fill the moat to the brim for us.
We were too late for the ice cream van but this worked in our favour money wise. Dave walked up to the shop and got a pack of Choc Ices. This meant eight ice creams for the price of one from the ice cream van. I haven’t had a traditional choc ice for a long time- with the papery wrapper and square shape. Supermarket ones are more Magnum like. The taste brought back lots of memories.
Danny swam for a bit too long without a wet suit and did get really cold. He was getting blue and shivering. We all gave him our clothes to get dry and keep warm. Then he sat in front of me for a big warming cuddle and all the girls sat in front of him to cuddle him until he warmed up.
With our help he was soon ready to run around and play again but I really need to make sure I have a spare wetsuit and towel in the car at all times.
It was time to go home and get ready for school but none of us wanted to leave so we let the tide decide for us and watched it coming in.
Of course this meant that our now dry and fairly clean children ended up getting back in the sea and wet again! But it was so lovely to see them carefree and having fun that we couldn’t complain.
Our only condition was that they left the beach and walked back to the car without a fuss when it was time to leave.
Luckily they did which meant we all left happy after enjoying the day.
I also collected lots of smooth pebbles ready for pebble crafts in the holidays.
Thank you Broad Haven for another lovely family fun filled day .