Monday, 31 March 2014

Madhouse Diaries : Messing about by the water

Yesterday ended up being a pretty nice day weatherwise - in fact, we even managed to get in the first barbecue of the year which is very unusual for March - so in the afternoon, we decided to head out for a long walk. It ended up with a bit of a watery theme ! We started off walking along the canal and had a giggle at the line of washing on one of the barges that looked a bit out of place.

Then we headed into the dockside area and marvelled at the swing bridge going up in the air to let three sailing boats through. Pierre waved madly at them from the quay and was delighted when the people on them all waved back !

Can you see what has caught his eye here?

A bright green caterpillar. As we've been involved with the Very Hungry Caterpillar 45th anniversary celebrations for the past 6 months, he desperately wanted the caterpillar to eat a whole in a leaf.

The caterpillar has other ideas though ! 

After the canal and the marina, the third type of water was the sea and we were really impressed to see that the bulldozers have gone and we have a lovely clean expanse of sand to play on now. Compare this to a few weeks ago here and you can see that it was in a right state the last time we visited.

Pierre and Juliette found a huge abandoned sandcastle and spent the next hour conquering it !

I still didn't manage to convince the kids to walk along to the jetty to the lighthouse though - the call of the sandy beach is just too strong ! One day I'll make it ...

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  1. caterpillars are cute but scary close up! Looks like you had a lovely day

    1. I don't mind the green ones but I'm not keen on the brown furry ones !

  2. Such a interesting and picturesque walk for a sunny afternoon and well done for the early BBQ! I don't blame the children for not wanting to leave the lovely beach, the lighthouse will have to wait another day. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. Love the water theme...great for an afternoon out! #CountryKids

  4. I want to see lighthouses so ill be watching your blog for that post! Weekend weather is amazing aint it? Start of the week not so much but im looking forward to spring! #countrykids

  5. Lots of fun and adventure, caterpillars are cute in a creepy sort of way haha