|At the beach|
I'm very lucky to live where I do. I lived most of my life inland, and away from the ocean, so when the chance came to live on the coast, we were rather choosy about where we lived - well, after we took into consideration the cost of houses, which was the most limiting factor, really!
So, back to the holidays! We attacked the waves at the beach. This is usually fun when I'm by myself. Add Mr 7 swinging off my arm and it was fun, with a dash of scary. My sister was freezing and not in swimmers, so if a wave took him, it was up to me. Then Miss 3 wanted to join in the fun. So Miss 3 swinging on my hip and Mr 7 off my arm ramped up the scary...but lordy it was fun! They squealed so much as the waves came in to wet us.
But we spent hours poking around rock pools (the small non-swimming variety) looking at all manner of weeds, soft corals, periwinkles and barnacles, little fish and funny anemones.
I love the tidal rock pools, love the beach. It's a great excuse to have visitors and spend the day enjoying nature at its finest!
Are you a beach person?