Today was a glorious sunny day, and remarkably warm for April in Northern Ireland.
We spent the morning on the “wee beach” as it is know in our family, in Portballintrae.
The kids spent a lot of time searching for shells, particularly my eldest daughter.
The water was very calm, and the tide quite low.
However, in case you were to think the water might be even slightly warm, this photo tells the truth – it IS still the North Atlantic and mighty cold!
As I sat on the beach, taking photos of the kids, rocks and shells, I was reminded of the title of a novel by Rosamunde Pilcher, “The Shell Seekers”. My memories of the book are that it is set in the south west of England with idyllic long summer days exploring the beach for shells. I was also reminded on my own childhood beach holidays, and days I too spent on this same beach, exploring the rock pools and searching for shells.
Tomorrow our Easter holidays come to an end, and we pack up for home.
We will return to our new kitchen, with most of the messy work complete. We should be able to start unpacking the boxes and deciding where eveything will be stored.
Take care until my next post, and I hope you shared some of this lovely weather we have been having here this weekend. Let me know what you have been doing this weekend please.