I love living by the seaside and have never lived more than half an hour from a shoreline all of my life.
Visiting Butlins in Bognor last week, we decided to take the kids off site for a trip to the beach as I was brought up not far away and have fond memories of Bognor and its Birdman competition that we used to head across and watch every year.
As we walked up to the promenade Isaac’s first reaction was priceless – he exclaimed “Mum, why are there stones on the beach?”
He seemed most unhappy there was no sand until we pointed out that this sort of beach was fantastic for skimming stones. I have to admit I was a bit rusty but soon got the hang of it again.
Sliding down the shingle banks became a game until we then spotted a slipway and engaged in a spot of wave chasing before heading up the Prom towards the Pier.
It was fairly early in the morning, so it was a nice quiet stroll along the prom. We headed into Bognor high street on a mission to find some nappies for Eliza before returning back to our Butlins base.
The little ones seemed obsessed with rolling stones down a notice all about the history of Bognor Seafront and it took ages to move them away, whilst Sebastian decided that all the sea air had made him very sleepy and a snooze was the only option!
I still prefer the sand of our local beaches but shingle is fun too!