We headed for the coast last Monday, a Bank Holiday here in the UK. Luckily we started out early, arriving at Louisa Bay, Broadstairs in time for a bacon buttie breakfast at a little cafe right on at the edge of the beach. It was fairly quiet, so afterwards we lay and read our books listening to the gentle waves lapping on the sand, a little chatter around us, hubbie even had a nap, waking himself with his own snoring! This is a photo of the ‘crowds’ about midday.
After a couple of hours, baked and searching for more liquid refreshments we strolled a few minutes around the corner to Viking Bay, which most people consider the main beach at Broadstairs. If you look closely there are patches of sand free! This isn’t my idea of a pleasurable afternoon on a sandy beach – just tooo packed!
We bypassed the hoards and found a cute bar/bookshop and took refuge in the cool. https://www.chapelbroadstairs.com/ I wish I’d taken my own photos here, it’s a unique place with aged books to browse from every floor to ceiling shelf and though I had a soft drink, I understand the craft beer is great!
We returned to ‘our’ little Louisa Bay afterwards which has decreased in size due to the tidal flow, but it was lovely for a short half hour before we headed home.
I love a beach (anyone who catches my blog will already know this). I know we have to share sometimes but I think I might avoid Bank Holiday trips to the coast in the UK for a while and continue to visit out of season. Here’s Cabourg, Normandy, France last October ….
A little break in Normandy, France. One afternoon, Cabourg on the coast. A gentle breeze blew the winter blues away. Briefly the beach was empty and perfect.
Later, pins and wool in hand, half a baby dress. This is an ongoing project but there is a time limit.
Unfortunately due to hand trouble it is a little slower growing than I would like.
More another day …
Sitting knitting in my front room tonight, it’s a little chilly and I am thinking of fun places I have knitted and warm places I have knitted. The two are not always hand in hand.
Amongst my favourites are several beaches and scrolling through my phone I have pictures of some of my favourite beaches, yay! No actual knitty pictures here, just beaches. I took the pictures myself. I must remember to get someone else to take photos of me actually knitting in future! So, a lovely long quiet sandy beach at Cabourg, Normandy, France. Another, with iconic blue and white sunshades – love it here – Trouville, Normandy, France. Lastly, Whitstable, Kent, UK – that’s the coffee and doughnut picture – at the beach but this is not a photo of the beach. I remember that day, a lovely wander along the beach, it was cold, I sat and knitted but not for long as my hands were cold, then I was in need of a hot drink and the doughnut was free! Would love to see if others knit at the beach.
Going to put the heating on now …..