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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A trip to the coast.

 We haven't been away on an actual holiday for over a year and not to the coast for about 18 months. Usually when we go away for our wedding anniversary we stick to bed and breakfasts in big, old country houses but this year we headed east to the closest beach and stayed in a small cabin. This is a three hour drive and maybe winter isn't the best time of year for a sun and sand holiday but I will say it right now, it was wonderful.

 The weather was stunning. It was peaceful and without the buzz of other tourists that happens in the summer. And, the water really wasn't too cold. We both swam in the ocean and enjoyed it (Tim took some convincing to actually get in). Mind though we were the only people swimming and possibly onlookers thought we were silly but you know, sometimes it is good to be silly.

Truly it was lovely. I have come home refreshed and invigorated. More in love with my home, family and my life.

The problem with holidays though is that dreaded unpacking and washing. That has had me on the hop today but farm chores have broken up the less desirable jobs. Pruning lavender bushes, winter weeding, feeding poultry and harvesting bits and pieces for dinner... not chores at all really.

Tracy

6 comments:

Fiona said...

Happy Anniversary.... how lovely to go to the beach... I think that is my favourite place for a holiday whatever the season....
Hugz

Lisa said...

Sounds terrific - I'm glad you had this trip.

Joolzmac said...

I love going to the beach in winter. Sounds like you had the perfect getaway. Freezing cold here today with a harsh cold wind. Brrrr!

Kimmie said...

It all sounds and looks divine!

Becky said...

So many Bloggers seem to be heading for the coast lines where ever they are in the World - Right now I want to go to the cool mountains instead. Beaches are for late Fall for Scott and I. I am so glad you were able to take a get-a-way.

Darius Cartmell said...

I know exactly what you mean. The beach is a totally different place during the off-season. It is like looking at a still photograph -- totally serene and motionless. Anyway, what is the name of the beach where you took those photographs? I'd like to visit the place one of these days.