With the children back at school it’s important we spend the weekends as a family, not stuck behind computers, TV’s or whatever else prevents us from actually interacting with each other.
We are lucky enough to live a stones throw away from the beach, so when low tide, sunny weather and us all being together all coincided, it was off to the beach we went.
It was rather entirely unplanned and had we actually put a little thought in to it we would have packed the wagon with a picnic, change of clothes for the boys and a net…but hey ho, we do like to be spontaneous!
It was shocking just how quickly the tide turned, got a little worried when the boys went out a bit far, but they are fearless!
How many shades of green? Pesky fish and crabs where hiding so well, the seagulls down here are vicious so I don’t really blame them for hiding.
How can they walk on the stones in bare feet?!
The boys and I were ridiculously excited when we spotted these little sparkling rainbows on the surface of a rock pool.
Ahren…scooping with his scoop!
We saw more lots of interesting things surrounding the rock pools; these hermit crabs were all safely tucked away from hungry predators.
Whilst this shell was empty I still nabbed it and brought it home with us.
It was a shame we didn’t really get to see much in the way of sea life in the rock pools, but the boys still found it all rather fascinating and educational, asking about rock formation and tides rather put me on the spot as I really didn’t have my educational hat on!
Hurrah for their daddy who can answer those questions.