I thought I'd share a few photos of the boys half term hols, all spent at home, and mostly at the beach it would appear!
I'm glad to say that the weather has been glorious for the past few days, very welcome after a few too many blastings of stormy weather. We (the boys and I) have spent three weeks home alone while my hubby has been holidaying in the town he was born in, Fish Hoek, South Africa....happily he is home now, having had a fabulous time, and missing the worst of the storms. The local builder looked after us well, and nearly all has been put back to rights.
The things that can't be put back so easily are our beautiful coastlines.....changed.....new beauty.....different...
One morning, quite by chance, the boys and I happened to discover a new world, this is our closest beach, a small cove a stone's throw from our house, hidden down a set of steep steps.
The children spent a long time running through it all...'it's just like wonderland!'......I fooled a few, with my photos, into thinking we had had a freak snow storm....but no, those ferocious winds and stormy seas had made a beach filled with salty foam.....like walking on clouds!
Another walk later on in the week, took us along the coast path, evidence of the storms was everywhere.
The path leads down to a small beach which sits below the jetty from the refinery....the boys dragged all the detritus laying about, to make boats and dens.
Chester joined in the effort!
The holidays were pretty chokka with meeting up with friends, swimming lessons, soft play, housework, walking....ooh and a disco in a waterpark!
Our last trip of the week, to the same beach in the first few photos, showed us different scenes again. I haven't got to hand photos of this beach just recently.....before the storms
Actually....Ive just found this one on my picassa album, this is the beach as we know it, with sand.....
.....and without sand......it's hard to comprehend how much the level of the beach has dropped by....the sand washed away, exposing the reef below.
This last picture was one of those 'by chance' moments.....the littlest boy hotfooting away from the waves which were running after him.....magical!