Sunday, 4 April 2010

Blowing away the Cobwebs

Posted by Rosie

We decided to have a complete day off today so after doing the animals first thing, we headed off up to the coast with dogs, kids' bikes and general beach paraphernalia. As we neared the coast it was raining so we took a short detour to The Pegasus Bridge Memorial and Museum, one of many D-Day Landing sites of interest in this area. The rain soon cleared and general mutterings amongst the ranks ensured we were soon at the beach at Ouistreham
- and boy was it blowy. It was perfect weather for those foolish enough to windsurf or kite surf but I have to say rather them than me - the water must have been freezing. That didn't stop either the dogs or the boys getting wet although luckily the former more than the latter (and I had been organised enough to pack a change of clothes for the boys). After an hour of brisk walking/biking along the coast we went out for an Easter Sunday lunch before returning to the beach in the afternoon for the obligatory digging of large holes and sandcastle making.

In the morning,
with the exception of those foolish bods in the water, we had almost had the beach to ourselves, but in the afternoon it was a completely different story. The promenade was packed with people, well, promenading, and on the beach there was a good number of children having a great time - invariably watched over by slightly chilly parents. It may have been sunny but the wind was bitter - you could almost see the cobwebs whizzing away!! Being a beach day though, ice-creams had to be eaten and at least there was no chance of them melting before they were finished. Eventually the cold (and numb bum from sitting on the sea wall) got a bit too much for Simon and I and we dragged two sandy and rather weary boys back to the car. Let's hope this is the first of many more beach days this summer and that they are all a touch warmer than today.


  1. Sounds like a brilliant day. I always find it amazing that a single day like that can blow the cobwebs away and make you come back to the farm refreshed and invigorated.

    Exactly what we all need from time to time.

    Hope you enjoy the rest of your Easter break.

    Sue xx

  2. I had my first beach day of the year on Saturday - well, just a morning walk with a friend actually, but it was very refreshing and invigorating to be out in the sunshine and (relatively mild) breeze after the long winter.

    Here's to many more beach days for all of us!


  3. Sounds like a an excellent way to spend the day. Glad everyone dried off before the return journey :)

  4. Sue - I got loads done on Monday so I think the sea air helped

    Marigold - I envy you being so close to the sea

    BMS - not quite - Ben still managed to get his second pair of trousers wet. Boys eh?!


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