Saturday, 13 October 2007

Our Weekend by the Sea

A couple of weeks ago we went to Sutton on Sea which is a lovely little seaside resort on the East Coast of England. There is not much there but it suits us fine for a quiet get away.

We have a caravan and we have found a lovely site that is not too far from the coast. It is quiet and great for kids, they can play safely and you can keep an eye on them.
We arrived at the site Friday evening and it takes us a couple of hours to get set up. Whilst hubby was finishing off I went into Sutton to get fish and chips. They are lovely. Finished off the evening with a bottle of wine and watching a dvd. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend.

The next day weather didn't look too good but so what we are here and we have to make the most of it. We head off to the beach whatever.

This was our view of the beach that day very overcast but what a dramatic view. I love the sea and the beaches along this part of the coast are wonderful. They stretch for miles. This one is dog friendly so are dog can enjoy himself as well.

We headed off walking along the beach our daughter trying to dodge the sea and me shouting at her not to get her feet wet. The dog loves the sea as well and it wasn't long before he had got himself wet. He has only just had his coat cut and it was done quite short this time but it was great for this kind of day.

I love walking along looking for lovely pebbles, don't know why because I don't do anything with them. I do get excited when I find the odd piece of sea glass. I hope that one day I will have enough to make something with.

There were quite a few other dogs on the beach. Our dog, Jasper, is very wary. He has got worse as he has got older. He doesn't like it if he sees 2 dogs together coming towards us and has been known to run away from us to get away from the dogs. We know now to keep him on his lead if we see more than one dog approaching.

We walked for several miles but we started to feel a spot of rain and decided it would be better to turn around. But of course the rain came down and we got soaked. Oh well part of the fun of a day at the English seaside.

The next day, Sunday, was glorious. What a difference the weather can make to a place. We didn't rush getting up, had breakfast, and then went back to the beach.

It was glorious. The sun was shining, the sea was blue, it looked amazing. We had a lovely walk. After about an hour we headed back to the caravan to get everything packed up and ready for our drive home.

We had had a lovely time, I love my weekends away. They are so much more relaxing than spending them at home.

1 comment:

Candice said...

Your beach weekend sounds like it was fun. Your dog Jasper is adorable!