A few years ago we went to Barry Island on New Year's Day and it was the most glorious day; the sun was shining on a perfect, blue-sky Winter's day. When the 1st January 2015 dawned in a similar style, it was absolutely our destination for some fresh air to blow away the previous year's cobwebs.
The Boy's face lit up when I announced where we were heading, and he asked if we could build a sandcastle. How could any mummy refuse that request from an eager five year old?
However what ended up happening is we decided to build a trench from our moat to the incoming tide, and we all set to the task with huge enthusiasm.
It wasn't just us who was eager for the tide to fulfill its task, every family who had to step over the channel stood by and watched enthusiastically, willing the water on as much as us. It also seems that every dog on the beach couldn't resist the draw of a giant hole in sand, much to The Boy's irritation!
Unfortunately we misjudged the position of the castle and moat, and the closest the tide ever came to filling it was three foot away. We stood by slightly disheartened as we watched the tide turn and ebb back out again. However, The Boy deemed it a good practise run and we decided that next time we will check the tide times before we head out, noting the seaweed and driftwood line along the shore.
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