A day at the beach

I must confess, I was completely shocked when Jared suggested going to Whitby for the day on asking him what we should do with a free Saturday. He hates being cold, and he doesn’t particularly like the seaside either. I got excited and told the boys that we would be going to the beach on Saturday. It was only when we were almost half way to Whitby that Jared admitted he hadn’t meant to go to Whitby in January – it had been a suggestion for later in the year…but it was too late. whitby harbourwhitby harbour threewhitby harbour two

Turns out, January is rather brilliant for free Saturdays, and it is so nice to get in the car and drive somewhere new. I’ve been to Whitby as a child, but never to explore. It was a very freezing zero degrees and we did nothing other than wonder around, eat fish and chips, walk on the beach, look at the boats and hit a few shops in between to warm up.

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According to Winston – a trip to the beach is not complete without ice cream. We tried to persuade him to have hot drink instead, but he wasn’t convinced – so ice cream it was (for them, not us). They sat perched on a bench and we laughed at them from the other side of the path.

We didn’t leave until 5pm, and I think Jared was rather pleased (and relieved) that his suggestion had been a success.

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  1. Jacklyn smith
    19th January 2016 / 7:57 am

    How lovely. I love Whitby to although it’s many years since my last visit. The boys are so cute you must be very proud xx jackie

    • Esther
      21st January 2016 / 10:21 pm

      It was very lovely Jackie. I think we need to go back when it’s a little warmer! xx

  2. 19th January 2016 / 11:23 am

    Look at that deserted beach – how perfect! The only thing is to keep moving otherwise you’d probably freeze to the spot. Your boys are very hardcore with their ice-cream!! x

    • Esther
      21st January 2016 / 10:23 pm

      Definitely! I know, and they didn’t seem to mind that it turned their lips blue! xx

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