Today I'm joining with 'Five on Friday', I've put together 5 photos of a family walk to the beach on Bank holiday Monday. Grab a cuppa and imagine you're there too, the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the wind is calm and with sand at your feet you've not a care in the world.
On Bank holiday Monday this week my family headed for a walk at a beach in Lincolnshire. It was a lovely sunny day but a bit chilly. We love to visit this beach a lot. It's a bit of an all seasons kind of beach, free of the nearby RAF bombing range with test flights and strange noises in machine fire. M (hubby) is heading through the grassy dunes at the top of the car park onto the wide expanse of sand
and more sand, and more... If you look straight ahead and keep walking, you'll eventually find the sea, about a mile away. This is not the place for a quick dip in the sea, even if you did stride into the sunset you'd only manage a shallow paddle. Instead it's great for kite flying on a windy day, ball games and sand castles. In the winter if you are well wrapped up, it's a great walk to blow away the cobwebs and maybe collect some salt smelling drift wood. There never seems to be many people here. Without the lure of food, amusements and accessible water it tends to be as peaceful as it's name 'The Haven'.
Soon all this sand will be covered in a blanket of Samphire, a salty delicacy historically used to garnish fish dishes and called 'Poor Man's Asparagus'. You'll then find it readily available in local greengrocers.
We stopped to gaze into a rock pool and were rewarded by spotting a small dis-guarded crab shell against the rock. I remembered at this point that the seaside book we'd bought a while ago to identify 'things' we'd found at the beach, was sitting at home on the bookshelf. The teens lag behind on our walk chatting happily about something electronic I guess, XBOX, tablet or phone probably.
A family group shot before we head for home, even though teen 1 is wearing the wrong shoes, oops! It's great that they are still willing to come out with us especially since teen 1 has started his driving lessons with M. Some have questioned whether he and M will get along together with driving practice, given that they are Father and Son. As a driving instructor, M is strictly professional and being a previous seniors school teacher, it's all in a days work.
Leaving the car park it's a bone shaker ride, even though we used the 4WD setting on the car. It's a green lane so not high on anyone official's repair list. The pot holes jostle for space and we are thrown about to the delight of everyone but me. On the other side of this track is the mooring for fishing boats, it's very muddy on that side!
The colours of the marsh grass, sand dunes and sea influenced my 'Layered crochet coastal granny square cushion' here for photos.
Thank you for reading about my family walk. I'm joining Fast 'Five on Friday' for today's post, so no craft or flowers today apart the ones on the badge below.