Country Kids – Making the effort
The weather at the moment is making it very difficult to get out and enjoy the outdoors. I find that we finish work and tend to hibernate. It’s so cold and wet, that it really takes a lot of effort to put on our warm clothes and get out and about.
However, after being stuck in the house for so long, and feeling like we had cabin fever, we decided to throw on our waterproof coats and brave the weather.
After finishing work early and picking up my daughter from school, we headed down to Penarth Pier. The seaside town of Penarth was where my husband grew up as a child and, being only a thirty minute drive away, it’s an easily accessible place for us to visit whenever we have a couple of hours free in evening.
As we parked the car, we could feel the wind howling outside, but we pulled up our hoods and made a dash for it. With only a hand-full of people speed-walking their dogs, we headed down onto the beach to look for interesting shells and pebbles to add to our ever-expanding collection.
It really wasn’t too bad. Yes, it was a little cold, but having the wind blowing through us was such a lovely feeling and something we had missed.
As we walked along the pebbly beach, we soon found lots of shells and unusual shaped stones. We found our pockets getting heavier and heavier as my daughter just couldn’t decide which ones she liked best.
A quick wander along the pier, looking backwards at the changing cliff face, (due to the stormy weather), seeing the rock-falls and wondering how it must have looked hundreds years ago.
After an hour, we felt the cold beginning to bite, and we were ready to head home. We’d definitely blown the cobwebs away, and it felt great.
So, with a little effort, we had our weekly dose of outdoors, came away with some more pebbles to add to our collection, and felt re-energised again.
All from just spending an hour at the beach.