Thursday 6 March 2014

Madhouse diaries : The sun has got his hat on !

Look at the colour of that sky - no photoshopping involved ! - so we couldn't stay in on a beautiful day like that. We headed off on a long walk to the beach but decided to take a route we've never taken before (in parts) to see what we could discover. We admired the beautiful three-master ship La Duchesse Anne that is permanently moored in Dunkirk.

We walked along the quayside looking at the fishing boats and the lighthouse and discovered that seals have been coming up on to the ramps to dry off in the sun. There weren't any today though sadly - that would have been a really cool surprise.

We did discover some pretty red admiral butterflies dancing in the sunshine though.

Then we saw the mess they've made of the beach - eeek ! The violent waves in the recent storms damaged part of the sea defences so they're bringing in huge quantities of sand to prevent flooding in the future.

Luckily, the lovely sandy beach is still intact on the other side.

Happiness is ... an ice cream almost as big as your head !

Pierre and Sophie agreed.

Right, time to burn off the calories from the ice creams !

I attempted to get a family portrait but failed to get one without somebody closing their eyes because of the sun !

Taking individual photos was the best I could do but at least they have matching smiles ! Here's Pierre ...

Juliette ...

and Sophie.

Right Mum, stop taking photos and let me get back to making my sand angels !

 This is where I want to go for our next adventure - walking along the huge jetty to St Pol lighthouse. I was up for it yesterday but the kids wanted to stay and play on the sand - not fair !

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Madhouse Diaries : A Kids' Eye View of Dunkirk Carnival

Madhouse Diaries : School Mardi Gras Carnival


  1. Looks like a fantastic day out!
    Love the blue sky!! Looks almost like a summers day :)

    1. It was - really lifts the spirits after all the yucky weather we've had ! :)

  2. Blimey - those are BIG ice creams - perfect for a sunny day at the beach!

    1. I didn't get one, convinced I'd have to help Pierre finish his, and he scoffed the lot ! lol

  3. OMG don't think you can get bigger ice creams! What a lovely day by the seaside. #countrykids

    1. They were "only" the triple flavours - the special deal was 4 flavours with squirty cream and nuts on top. Now that, I would love to see ! lol

  4. Hooray for sunshine and blue skies! What better way to spend the day but at the beach having fun and eating ice - cream. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

    1. Guess what ! We went back today and saw the seals ! Yay !

  5. Looks like u had a fab day out and a ice cream treats is always a winner lol popping over from #countrykids


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