This year I thought it would be super exciting to take part in #Blogtober2017 if you don’t know what that is, then hop along to Hexmum’s blog (Mandi) and you can take a looksie. I have also decided that I’m going to go all Stealth mode with these posts, as i don’t want to spam my homepage with blogtober, but don’t worry I’m still taking part! – You can also click on my blogtober image in the sidebar.
Day 7 of Blogtober is all about Holidays. So for today’s post I thought i’d alter it slightly as we haven’t actually been on a holiday for a few years, but we have been to a few beaches over the summer, and one particular beach which we go to every year with family and have done since we were kids, and it’s one of my all time favourite places.
My nan owns a house up in Porthmadoc, which is one main reason why we go up there every year, less so nowadays which is a shame, but growing up i’ve had very many greats days spent on the beach and messing around in the sea. Looking through rockpools and running up and down the beach, pretending to be the coolest person ever!
There are loads of reasons why Blackrock is a favourite place of mine, but one reason which sticks out in particular is the long walks to and from the beach on an evening after the BBQ or Macaroni which my nan makes, nothing more relaxing that getting back from the beach after the heat of the day, getting a nice refreshing shower, change of clothes, and something to eat, then relaxing for a while until sun set, which is when we’d walk up to the beach with my nan’s dogs.
Another reason why I love visiting Porthmadoc beach (or Blackrock as we call it) is because it holds very fond childhood memories, one of which was when me and my cousins where running up and down the sand dunes, seeing who could slide down the quickest. Being pulled along the back of my grandad’s boat in the rubber tyre, which was always fun but not so much when you get a gob full of the water as it’s extremely salty! I also used to be a keen Kneeboarder back in the day.
Does anyone else just have to write their names in the sand when you go the beach? I love doing it because it reminds me of my day spent on the beach. This particular day Rob was working so i wrote this to show him when I get back from my day out.
I miss the summer days, just for the very reason of going to the beach, however there is something rather relaxing and enjoyable about walking down the beach in the Autumn/Winter!
Do you have a favourite place to visit every year? I’d love hear fun beach stories from your childhood.
Until tomorrow’s blog post (Prompt is Holidays) – cya x