Week 4 for Project 365 and I’m starting to notice a bit of a theme in my photography! I’d just like to clarify at this point that I do have more in my life than beaches and babies, honest. I admit though, that I love nipping down to my local beach and I’ll give you the heads up, it’s not just Winter walks that I adore. I think it’s safe to say, between friends, that the beach is one of my favourite places EVER. End of. Period.
A little bit of self-reflection and I’m putting this down to the fact that I haven’t always been a beach dwelling gal. Far from it in fact. I grew up in a city where the closest thing I had to the sound of waves crashing onto the shore was the surge of water created by launching down our homemade wooden slide into the paddling pool. We would occasionally venture off on a day trip to our nearest beach, West Kirby, but it was far from the 10 minute stroll I’m lucky to have now.
But before you get your violin out, there’s happiness in my story of seaside woe. This comes in the form of school holidays and grandparents.
Every August we’d travel down to Devon to spend what felt like eternity at my grandparent’s Coastguard home with a perma view of the ocean. And that’s why I love being by the sea, it stirs many happy memories and reminds me how lucky I am to live in such a safe little village, reminiscent of a place that time forgot. Where the fishermen still earn their keep in the trawlers that rest on the pebbles, where the sound of a siren is so rare, it stirs panic and excitement.
And where Broadchurch was filmed round the corner!
Trawlers resting on the shore // Baby R’s favourite method of travel // My Mum & Aunt laying a flower out to sea in remembrance of my Grandad // Tween & Teen making bedtime snacks // Treasure basket play & fiddling around with the exposure setting on my DSLR (still learning how to use it!) // Soft play for a Mumsnet meet up // Hubby’s favourite method of travel