Go where? You ask. We want some sea and sand - Barry Island here we come.
We are very lucky living in Cardiff as we have so many fantastic beaches to visit. We decided on the closest, Barry Island. It may be all fish and chips and home to Gavin and Stacey but it has the most amazing beach and everything you need close to hand. Well, everything except the sea. It was miles away!
|The sea is a long, long way. The first wet bit is just the sun on the wet sand.|
|Come on Bear!|
|Looking back at Grandad|
|It's all sand so a pebble is a precious thing|
"Bear! Look at the plane!"
Bear looks around in all directions
"Over there, look!"
Bear looks at Nanny
"In the sky, over there"
Bear sees plane and points
Nanny gets phone out, turns it on, takes picture of dot in sky.
|Great shops, they sell everything you need for the beach..|
|Err No, It's 12.30 and looks very closed|
|Leave only footprints....|
I was brought up miles from the sea and we only went to the beach when we were on holiday, once a year. My memories of it are always happy. Sunshine and freezing cold sea. Barry Island did not disappoint. It was hot and sunny and the sea was freezing. I just love the seaside!
When we first came here, many years ago, there was a holiday camp on the left of the beach, an open air pool near The Knap and hundreds, I really mean hundreds of old steam engines. A steam engine graveyard. They were all huge and rusting.
What are your memories of the seaside? Have you any of Barry Island?