Posted by: anglopole | May 29, 2009

In pursuit of a beach on a sunny day

There are more and more bitches all around – I both literally and figuratively. It’s probably one of the many signs of times. People becoming less and less friendly for one another, and more fond of animals instead. Oh dear, let’s talk about the weather, shall we?! πŸ˜‰ What on earth am I rambling on about?! Homo homini lupus est is as old a proverb as civilization and it won’t get any better, BUT the weather in the UK does seem to be great this spring! WOW! That is something else, isn’t it?!

Last Sunday we decided to catch the day and the sun at the nearest beach, which, is in Norfolk. So, we set off for the seemingly short trip at noon and enjoyed the ride until the motorway ended and we had to go through the countless roundabouts on the way to King’s Lynn. I won’t repeat what I think about the way Brits drive, suffice it to say we got stuck in a long queue and our trip took 3,5 hours instead of two, which is a big difference when you travel with two lively kids who have to be buckled up for a few hours! :-O

We did eventually get to the beach somewhere close to Hunstanton, which was our target, but for the sake of time and to reduce the amount of tantrums and whinging in the back seat, we decided to go to the fist beach we found on our way. This is what we found:

tide out

tide out

rocky sand - walking on it is like walking on egg shells!

rocky sand - walking on it is like walking on egg shells!

an English beach

an English beach

It was a relaxing afternoon and most importantly the kids had fun, but we were far from being enchanted with the beach. I am not really surprised that holidays abroad, in Spain especially, are still much more popular here than looking for a coast in the UK where one would be guaranteed a great weather and views.

I musn’t complain, though! It’s still warm and sunny and that is much more important than sands on English beaches that hurt your feet when you stroll on them with no sandals or crocks:

You'll see crocks everywhere here, not just at the seaside. But without them exploiting English beaches can be a painful experience!;)

You'll see crocks everywhere here, not just at the seaside. But without them exploiting English beaches can be a painful experience!;)


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  1. You’d certainly love Limean beaches… I guess you’d feel it odd to enjoy sunny days in January.
    πŸ˜€

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    • Oh, I’m sure the beaches in Lima are spectacular! πŸ™‚ I’ve seen gorgeous ones when living in Nigeria and then visiting some more exotic coasts in Europe. Once you’ve seen such beaches, the ones here in the UK seem, well, … erm… a tad grey, dull and unimpressive… But, as they say it’s better than nothing! πŸ™‚

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  2. There are lovely beaches in Dorset,Cornwall,Devon,North & South Wales,and the northeast and northwest.Beaches on the southcoast and eastcoast tend to be quite dull.

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    • I’ve been to Wales before and yes, it is beautiful there! πŸ™‚ I have heard a lot about Dorset and Devon – they are, however, more holiday destinations than places for a weekend away, as they’re pretty far from Bedfordshire…. well, far, when you have two lively kids in the back seat of your car! πŸ˜‰ I do want to go there for a couple of days some time… perhaps this year!

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