Sunday, 22 March 2015

beach combing











Oh how I love the beach. Especially this time of year. Wrapped up against the cold wind. Tasting the salt on my lips.

As has become a tradition around St Patrick's Day, we answered the call of the sea. This time to the east and the beautiful Antrim Coast Road. Fossil hunting on our Jurassic coast. 

Hours spent searching for treasures. Sea glass, pebbles, rocks, shells and anemones. So many excited squeals of delight as special finds were crammed into pockets. Adding to their collections.

When the cold became too much, we headed back to the car for a picnic. My numb fingers tingling with relief as they circled a hot cup of tea. After, we drove a little further into the glens. It's a truly beautiful place and we made plans to return when the weather gets warmer. 

We returned home after stopping for tea. Our littlest declared 'this is the best day of my life'. Enough said.
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  1. How lovely to be able to visit the sea whenever you want. I know my two would enjoy it as well. Thanks for sharing your beach outing, Bee.

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  2. What a wonderful family day. I really miss the sea.

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  3. I love it that you give your children so many great adventures outside!
    So great to go treasure hunting on the beach, so much to discover, isn't there?
    Love from Mirjam.

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  4. It sounds like a wonderful day, exactly the sort of thing we love to do as well. I'm so glad it was her best day ever, you know you've got it right when they say that! I'll look forward to seeing it in the summer too if you visit then. CJ xx

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  5. Sounds like a very wonderful day indeed x I love the seaside in winter too.
    love Jooles x x x

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  6. It looks as though you had a wonderful time exploring and playing! xx

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  7. Windy beaches are almost better than sunny ones aren't they? Lovely greys. Jo x

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  8. Gorgeous photos, Bee. I like beaches out of season - so nice to wander around in the peace and quiet.
    Bet you slept well after all that fresh sea air!
    S x

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  9. Sounds perfect! Did you find some sea glass?
    I too prefer cold and windy days at the beach than boiling hot days!

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  10. Oh how I miss the beach too. I haven't been in far too long. The sight of those barnacles, anemones and winkles make me yearn for the shore.

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  11. What a great day out! The beach is just great fun and a picnic in the car sounds just perfect, too.

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  12. What a wonderful day well spent. The beach at this time of year is so much nicer than in summer, and you usually have it to yourself as well, which I love!

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  13. a lovely day out, bet you all slept well too! X

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  14. I love the sea and beach combing, it really lifts your horizons and the fresh air and searching for things on the beach, you can't get better than that :)

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  15. Hey Bee,
    Don't you just love those emphatic statements little people make! We love a spot of beach combing too. I came home with the most perfect white pebble on Saturday. It's still in my coat pocket. It's just so tactile. I think I might keep it there, as a kind of comfort blanket.
    Leanne xx

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  16. sounds like a beautiful day indeed! oh, I love gazing into rockpools, so magical. love the one with the anemones. x

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  17. How lovely, I can't wait to get to the seaside this year xx

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  18. It looks like the very best kind of day, allbeit the cold version. I so long for the sea and for beaches like those, with rock pools and pebbles rather than muddy estuary sand.

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  19. I love saying 'anemone' :-) Looks like a fabulous day indeed. Your kids look so cosy wrapped up in their suits! x

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  20. Hello! It's my first time here on your lovely blog and am I spying Larne....it's the beach nearby my parents' house and we're heading there next week! Do love a winter/spring beach!

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