My grandparents lived on the Kent coast and I have many happy childhood memories of fun on a pebble beach, but until the October before last Monkey had never seen one. He’d only ever seen sandy beaches and he couldn’t grasp the concept of stones on a beach. We’d been to the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway and decided to stop off at the seaside on our way back to Dover. We’d had wonderful sunshine for our trip to Dover Castle the day before, but we were back to more typical October weather on this day!
Strangely we had the beach to ourselves! I think that tells you that it might not have been the warmest afternoon on record. But it wasn’t going to stop Monkey having fun on a pebble beach.
What more could a digging obsessed little boy want – a deserted beach, a bucket and spade and a Daddy to boss around! Time to have fun.
There was treasure to be found all around.
Monkey even discovered some sand whilst having fun on a pebble beach.
The beach might have been free of any other people, but we were under pretty constant surveillance.
We even found time for a little shipwreck and pirate boat spotting along the way, as we were having fun on a pebble beach.
The sun was going down and we were all in need of a hot drink, so we decided it was time to head back to Dover, but we’d had a lovely time, enjoying have the beach all to ourselves.
I wish we lived closer to the seaside so we could enjoy scenes like this more often!