Posted by: wildswimmers | May 26, 2013

A day by the seaside

Today was a wonderfully relaxing sunny day spent by the seaside.  We towed Bunty, our tiny caravan, half a mile to the beach and set up camp there.  The day was spent lounging on deckchairs, lunching, occasionally pausing to put the kettle on again, reading papers and watching all the goings on on the beach.  Daisy took charge of meeting and greeting tourists.  A very low tide exposed the sand dunes; dogs, children, mums, dads and teens frolicked happily.  After lunch we had our first sail of the season in Olivia, with the Swift Swimmer (an experienced and skilled sailor) looking on through binoculars.  Luckily there were no major mishaps; well there was one, but she didn’t notice!  Another lesson was learned…  At high tide I had my swim and enjoyed quite warm temperatures on one side of the jetty and quite cold temperatures on the north side.  Swimming through the seaweed was particularly warm, and, for once, not scary at all.  Back in Bunty I turned on all the gas burners, and “got a right fug up” (which being translated means the caravan became all warm and cosy.)  Tired but happy we hitched up Bunty and set off home, which took all of 5 minutes!



  1. Lovely account of a fabulous day. Am I envious? Well just a tad!


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