Family were coming to stay this evening, we were booked to babysit the grandchildren while their parents met up with some friends. It is lovely to be surrounded by family, but also important to spend some time together, just the two of us. Yes most of the time it is just us, but during the week there are jobs, housework and all the other things that take up our time and attention.
The weather has been beautiful for weeks so the beaches have been full, we woke today to a dull drizzle, perfect for the beach. These are the days when you can have the beach to yourselves. We headed down to Gwithian a place full of childhood memories. The forecast was predicting sun at about 3 o'clock, so we headed down there at midday. Plenty of room in the car park and apart from a few walkers, an empty beach. The sea was swarming with surfers on the Godrevy side, so we decided to walk along the beach towards Hayle. It is a beautiful beach that stretches for miles with a view across to St Ives. Soft golden sand, perfect for making sand castles and little rock pools to spot tiny fish and crabs.
It was lovely and cool, a welcome change from the oppressive heat we have been experiencing. A lifeguard sat on his board with little to do but watch the waves. The path we intended to climb back up had lost the steps at the bottom, probably due to the winter storms and was closed off. In my younger days I would scrabble up the cliffs with no need for steps. Those days are long gone. We walked back the way we came, hand in hand enjoying our time together.
As we walked back along the cliffs, the clouds cleared and the blue skies appeared. By the time we got back the car park was filling up. Time for us to leave.
I hope you have had a relaxing weekend doing something special