Blowing Away The Cobwebs

We’re lucky enough to live in a beautiful part of Sussex whereby just 30 minutes down the road we have Brighton, a city with so much going on. You really could visit every day and always find something new to see or do.

Over the weekend we had a spare Sunday and as a little treat we thought we’d visit the Marina, this is the area where you can visit a few shops or it’s a great place to grab something to eat with the huge range of restaurants.

The weather wasn’t ideal but it stayed dry while we were there which allowed us a quick look around the harbour at all the boats rocking in the gentle breeze.

I’d love to own a little boat to take out in the summer, but there are two main issues with that. The first I don’t have the money and the second I wouldn’t even know where to start with driving one…is that the right phrase? Do you drive a boat?

After eating way too much at lunch we decided on a little walk on the pebble beach, the great thing about the Marina is that the beach area next to it is so quiet. People tend not to walk that far and end up staying near the pier which is a good 30 minutes walk.

We were expecting to only be on the beach for a few minutes as it was windy and looked like rain might appear soon. The part we were in felt remarkably calm and peaceful and we ended up staying there for an hour or so with the girls happily throwing stones into the sea. I tried showing them how to skim a stone across the water but they were happy enough just to make a splash without falling in.

As it was empty it also gave me the chance to grab a couple of portrait photos of the girls, as they get older this opportunity becomes rare especially them agreeing to allow me to share them.

Country Kids

  • Sonia

    May 5, 2018 at 10:01 am Reply

    Great photos. Looks like a fab place to explore! Nice to see the family posts Darren 🙂

    Popping over from #CountryKids xx

  • Pinkoddy

    May 5, 2018 at 11:38 am Reply

    How lovely to live somewhere with so much to do so nearby, Glad the weather was nice enough to stay around longer than you anticipated.

  • Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One

    May 5, 2018 at 3:08 pm Reply

    They really have grown up so much since we were at Coombe Mill years ago now. You are lucky to live so close to the seaside, looks like a lovely place to spend some time #CountryKids

  • Fiona Cambouropoulos

    May 6, 2018 at 10:48 pm Reply

    Hard to believe yours are now at the age of not wanting to be photographed, I always have to check with mine now if it is anything other than a quick snap from behind. I love the Marina in Brighton, we often park here and go wistful boat shopping before throwing stones on the beach. Lovely photos, even on a moody day Brighton has so much to offer.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  • Pamela

    May 8, 2018 at 9:09 pm Reply

    Really beautiful photographs – I wish we lived a bit closer to the sea! #countrykids

  • Laura

    May 12, 2018 at 12:46 am Reply

    The beach and coastline is always a great place to explore and blow the cobwebs away. You are so lucky to live so close to Brighton, I love that town so much!
    Just popping over from Country Kids
    Laura x

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