|"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.
I have never heard of that place - where is it near?ReplyDelete
It's just north of Anderby Creek, Pat.Delete
The shells are lovely. What will you do with them?ReplyDelete
I've tipped them out onto the gravel squares on my terrace.Delete
The best kind of adventures are the grab & go kind . . . .ReplyDelete
They always seem to be more enjoyable than the ones you carefully plan.Delete
Love the chicken feet! A friend calls her dog's wet paws "reindeer feet."ReplyDelete
They just looked so funny!Delete
What a wonderful excursion! I am quite envious of your adventurous spirit. I literally haven't been anywhere for six months (except for the tennis courts, the grocery and liquor store, and the library)ReplyDelete
First time I've been out of the village (apart from cycling and a visit to the garden centre) in months.Delete
Your day at the beach sounds really nice. A beach with very few people around is perfect. You collected some nice shells too. Looks like a good day was had by all.ReplyDelete
It was too good an opportunity to miss.Delete
No mention of swimming! I braved a swim in 22 C water yesterday.ReplyDelete
In the North Sea? You're having a laugh. Actually the water was quite warm where I was paddling in the shallows.Delete
What a delightful day out! I would love to see the sea.....It's a long way to the coast from Herts!ReplyDelete
In an ideal world I would love to be slightly closer to the sea.Delete
Often the best days out are those that are impromptu - no time to plan anything - just go!ReplyDelete
The Tour de France were having a rest day so Paul was happy to oblige!Delete
This is the first time I have ever heard of someone in the blog world mention Moggs Eye and it is one of my most favourite places in all the world!.When ever we used to go to Mablethorpe we always spent a day on the beach at Moggs Eye.I love how seclude it is and always love looking for shells there.I been lots of places around the world but give me Moggs Eyes any day of the week!Thanks for bringing back some lovely memories for me,xxReplyDelete
I'm so pleased someone else here is familiar with the place. It was our first visit and we thought it was lovely, a nice picnic area away from the sand and a beautiful empty beach. And dog friendly!Delete
I spent a week there with the Nature Conservancy in the early 1970s undertaking sand dune erosion research with my then boyfriend. Fond memories.ReplyDelete
Well I never! You must be very familiar with that part of the coast then.Delete
Every sand dune looked the same to me. I even managed to get lost trying to find my way back to where we were staying.Delete
I must admit that I had never heard of Moggs Eye until you mentioned it. Looks like a great place to be on a sunny September day. Shame Sarah wasn't with you to make the family day out complete.ReplyDelete
If only. She seem further away than ever at the moment.Delete
What a beautiful place. I miss living by the ocean, sand, waves and shells and the air ! Lovely memories.ReplyDelete
It was good to be by the sea again for a short while.Delete