Summer, summer, summertime
The sun was burning brightly in the sky, I’d finished work earlier than normal and it was also a Friday, so we had no excuses for not heading down to the beach as soon as Bunny finished school. As there is an area wide dog ban on the local beaches, we chose the one that was exempt even though high tide was imminent and usually covers most of the beach.
The girls started off whining, but the magic of frozen dairy soon saw the smiles return to their faces and they had fun filling their buckets with water and damping down the sand to make sand sculptures.
Eventually, the lure of the sea became too strong and Bunny ran in fearlessly, jumping over each wave that lapped at her feet. Bear tried to join in, holding tightly to my hand, but an inadvertent splash from her sister saw her panic and run back to the beach shelter.
Luckily, the fun she saw her sister having was enough to convince her to try again and gradually she found her confidence and was soon running up into the dry sand to cover her wet hands in sand and then head back down into the sea to wash it off again. A game that endured for a long time amongst peals of giggles.
Bunny ran around her and up and down the shallows, throwing herself bottom-first into the water at intervals and laughing and screaming with delight as she got more wet.
As our tummies began to rumble, and the dog started to show signs of tiredness, we coaxed the girls back from the shore to rub down their sandy legs and made our way home. Although we’ve been to the beach a couple of times already this year, this felt like our first proper beach trip and reminded me of why I love the hazy, lazy days of summer and beachlife.
Joining in with Country Kids from Coombe Mill for the first time in what feels like forever! Click on the image below to see how others have been making the most of the good weather.