|"Come in, the water's lovely!"|
It’s quite a long drive to the coast from our village, about an hour and ten minutes, but yesterday we couldn’t resist the beautiful sunny weather and set out for a day at the seaside. Kat sat at the front of the car with Paul so she was in charge of the music; she has recently discovered Classic FM so I was able to relax in the back listening to some lovely music.
We went to Moggs Eye, a quiet, unspoilt beach backed by grassy sand dunes with a wide sandy area sloping down towards the sea. There were relatively few people about so we were able to relax and let Rick run free for a while. We went for a paddle in the sea but he was more interested in sniffing the wonderful scents along the tide line.
We had hastily grabbed some cheese and cold meats to go with a loaf that Paul
had baked earlier in the morning. A bowl
of tomatoes picked from the greenhouse and a very nice bottle of Italian red
wine made up a simple, but tasty picnic.
We ate in a sheltered spot by the sand dunes and then strolled along the
beach. I can never resist collecting
shells as I walk along. We climbed back over the dunes and walked back along the footpath through the reed beds. We had gone further than we intended and it was easier to walk along the path than the sandy beach.
We had a perfect, impromptu day out and it was lovely to see Kat happy and
healthy again after her accident. I was knackered by the time we got home.