I’ve recently moved away from Wales, where I was surrounded by fields and hills and not much else, to a small, seaside town just outside of Lincoln, and although I’ve been living here for quite a while, now I hadn’t spent a full day at the beach.
This week my best friend, Delyth, came down to see my new house and the area for the first time. On Saturday we packed a beach bag, jumped on our bikes and headed for the seaside. We went into a town near the beach first. We wondered around some of the shops and arcades there, and after failing miserably at the 2p coin pusher games, we decided that the weather was way too good to be spending our time inside. So, we headed back to the beach. We got fish and chips and then sat in the sun, gossiping and stuffing our faces. After the fish and chips, we went off to get ice-cream and sat on the beach wall facing the beach, people watching, taking in the atmosphere, and just enjoying each others company
On our bike ride back we decided to stop at a less busy part of the beach and go for a paddle. Then, we laid out our blankets and ended up falling asleep in the afternoon sun. We woke up looking like a couple of burnt tomatoes. I won’t be doing that again in a hurry. Despite almost being burnt to a crisp, it was such a relaxing day. I feel as though I need to do it more. Take a full day out to forget about any worries and negativity and just enjoy and appreciate nature and being around my friends and family.