Monday, 3 June 2013

Sea Escape

Back to the sea,
back to the Gower.
Same noisy, fraught journey;
same wave of relief when we finally arrived and got that first blast of sea air. It was a fair old blast too, because we parked up by the cliff tops above Rhossili Bay, so no shelter from the blustery wind as we walked along the path to Worm's Head. But the sun was shining and the view's something else... though the kids seemed to be more interested in the sheep mowing down the grass between the gorse bushes...



When the tide's out there's the most amazing network of rock pools here...and of course we'd only gone and left our buckets and nets at home in the rush to get out the door..




Still, the youngest loved it, and did plenty of scrambling over rocks, lifting small stones and quite a bit of high-pitched squealing...

'LOOK! I've found something fascinating!' (word of the moment) I'd clamber over to her to be shown a piece of seaweed, half a flip flop or a dead crab...


Spotted a few live ones too... and some 'prawns'..



We walked back the way we'd come, then down a steep winding path to the beach for more shell collecting, hole digging and gazing up at the paragliders, circling above.





And our first barbecue of the year too...just wish we could have stayed. Definitely next time.

We drove home through a wood covered in a dense carpet of wild garlic; the smell was incredible.

' PLEEEEASE put your window up mummy! Can't BREATHE!!

Not everyone liked it as much as me.


Linking up with Country Kids from Coombe Mill
and wonderful One Week

23 comments:

  1. Lovely post. I love the photos - it looks like a really great spot. Forgotten about wild garlic until I read your post!

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    1. Honestly I've never seen so much wild garlic in one place! We've got some in the garden and recently tried it in a scone recipe (with cheese and rosemary) which was totally delicious! Thanks Sarah

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  2. Oh, those photos just make me want to run off to the seaside right away. It looks gorgeous!

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    1. they make me want to go back...hopefully soon! It's a lovely place to visit.

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  3. Love the look of your day and those beautiful crystal clear blue skies. What a joy it is to be out in our countryside on days like this. Those instant BBQ's are perfect for the beach, we haven't done this yet this year but we really must. Lovely post. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

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    1. Thanks Fiona, they are so handy and everyone was starving after charging about. A few sandy sausages, but apart from that tea on the beach went down a treat!

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  4. What a wonderful day out. Bet you all slept well that night. That sea and sky looks so blue. Touch wood weather is starting to pick up a little now. Those rock pools look a lot of fun!

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    1. We didn't get back till reasonably late and the kids went straight up to bed without being asked, which doesn't happen often! Really enjoyed the rock pools, brought back happy memories - just need to be better prepared next time!

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    2. Thank you for linking up to #oneweek! :o) X.

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  5. Sounds like a perfect day out. Some beautiful photos, too. x

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    1. Thanks so much Caroline, not the best start, but turned out to be a great day x

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  6. Lovely happy snaps, some great shots there.

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  7. Oh this is a glorious way to spend the day! Really beautiful spot!

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    1. it really is! Couldn't recommend it enough :)

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  8. That sounds like a truly lovely day out! Great pictures of the beautiful English seaside too! :)

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    1. Thanks Emma! Wales it was, not that far from Swansea :)

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  9. I remember having a family holiday there when our kids were about the same age as yours; a day is not long enough. What treasures there were to be found on the beach.

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    1. lovely shells! We've been making shell pictures this week. And a day isn't nearly enough, hoping to go back in the camper soon x

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  10. What a gorgeous post, the pictures are just fabulous. I've always fancied visiting the Gower Peninsula, it does look truly breathtaking.

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    1. Really worth it! Beautiful scenery, plenty to do and wonderful fresh seafood..
      Thank you :)

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  11. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous looking place! This is spring at its very best!

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  12. That looks like heaven! The kind of times childhoods should be made of.

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