A Winter's Day On The Beach

It feels like weeks since the weather has been anywhere near pleasant enough to enjoy when out and about, indeed it was last year for us! The last day of 2013 saw The Boy and I pop down to the beach for a scoot and cycle. As we curved around the hillside road leading down to the beach, I saw that the tide was at its lowest for quite some time, and so we drove home again to pick up my wellies as I didn't feel that my trainers would survive the beach.

I was right.

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After a quick cycle on the pier, where The Boy discovered why cycling down a ramp at speed into a pole isn't a good idea, we picked our way across the smooth, round, grey pebbles and over the swathe of sand. I thought that we'd be stopping to examine the rock pools which are visible at low tide, but the lure of the squelchy mud at the water's edge was too much for a four year old boy to bear.

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And that's when it happened.

In the one second when I didn't have my camera trained on him, he went and did the winning Candid Camera moment.

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Thank God I'd put his waterproof trousers on him!

And it didn't just happen once, he seemed to have balance issues that day and he fell over another three times.

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After a joyous two hours on the beach, it was time to squelch our way back to the car for the big clean-up operation. But look how much fun we had!

A Winter's Day On The Beach

Linking up to Flashback Friday, Country Kids and The Outdoor Play Party

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  1. says

    Now that's what I call a cool outing for kids – as demonstrated perfectly by the Boy – jumping and squelching in mud and sand at the beach! Understood why you had to change into welllies first.

  2. says

    Ouch to the ramp and the pole incident!!!! Looks like that mud was the type that likes to steal wellies off your feet! I made the mistake recently of not turning back for my wellies and my trainers are not the same lol! #Countrykids

  3. says

    What great fun – squelching in the mud on the beach on a bright winters day! Ideal when protected so well in his fab waterproofs, I can see he enjoyed himself. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  4. says

    I'm so glad you changed into your wellies! Hope he was ok after the pole incident.
    Glad he had fun in the squelchy mud. I love how beaches are a different experience everytime you go! 🙂 xxx

  5. says

    can't beat squelching in the mud and he was well kitted out for falling over in it! unlike my two when we head out ot the beach lol! makes me want to put my wellies on now and jump in that oozy mud
    thank you for linking up x

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