The weekends lately have been hectic, not enough time for us as a family to actually do something and be together enjoying each other's company. Saturdays are dominated by running from here to there via everywhere, and Sundays have seen me panicking about school work and ending up with no family time. It's not great, we need to re-address the balance.
Last weekend we nipped down to see my sister and her family in the next town, and knowing she wouldn't be home for another hour we wandered down to the beach. She lives one street away from the coast and their beach is dominated by rockpools galore, perfect for Winter exploration.
The sunlight was perfect, a wonderful example of the much talked about 'golden hour' (the hour before dusk when the sun is low and the light is warm) and we had great fun exploring the pools and jumping over gaps.
Absolutely the perfect way to unwind after a frantic weekend, nothing calms me like the sea.