“…vicinity to the sea is desirable, because it is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else”
Sometimes there is nothing better than just getting away from it all for a while, and today we were going on a little road trip, all the way down to what some know as Birmingham-On-Sea, or to use its proper title Weston Super Mare. We had arranged to meet our good friends and their two daughters down there, and after a fairly smooth drive down, managed to somehow end up parking next to them at around the same time they pulled up, even though they’d driven up from Devon, which was a bit of luck. I’d also found out, via the magic of facebook that some other friends had, by chance, driven down for the day and we managed to track them down and catch up with them for a short while and as they’d already picked up the traditional seaside fish and chips we soon had to head off for our own lunch, as it was time to feed Olivia. We found a nearby pub that did food and also had high chairs to sit Olivia in while we fed her. The food was reasonable value, with us quickly and tasted good, so we were all happy. I decided to keep my lunch light as I wanted to save a little room for my own traditional seaside fish and chips later on before we left to go home. We then headed down to the beach, even though technically a beach has water and I’ve never seen the sea at Weston, although apparently, according to a sign we stopped and looked at on the walk down from the cars after we first got there, the high tide was around 8am and not due in again until nearly 9pm, and goes out so far that you can’t actually see water at low tide! This kind of explains why I never see any waves at Weston… EVER!! Clare sat down to give Olivia her milk and chat to her friends, while the girls dragged me off to play some frisbee with them on the sand. We all hung around on the beach for a while, catching up and enjoying the sea air and pleasant weather before eventually taking a stroll to go and get some ice cream and stretch our legs for a bit. Eventually it was time for our friends to leave, but with a 100 mile journey ahead of us, we needed to feed Olivia her dinner before we left to head home ourselves and so after a short walk, found a traditional fish and chip shop where I could indulge in the great British seaside meal while we fed the little lady! Eventually it was time to make the walk back to the car and start the drive home, which was a pleasure to do in the new car, made a little easier with its six speed gearbox, 2.0L turbo diesel engine and cruise control. We were a little later home than we’d have liked, so it was time for a change into her PJ’s, Olivias last bottle of milk an then off to bed, no hanging around! She has been such an angel all day, and yet again has made parenting really easy for us, and makes it look like we’re doing a fantastic job!
Even though I took a Canon 50D and a Fuji X100 with me, todays photo of the day was taken with my iPhone 5.