Thursday, 7 July 2011

Sandbanks Beach

Socx & Ellie
Every year Ellie and I make a date to go to the beach, taking the dog with us.  Come rain or shine we have this one day out together just to enjoy ourselves.  With our hectic diaries we have to book the date months in advance and we never know if the weather will be good or not.

This year it had rained each day right up to the Saturday but on the Sunday the day was just gloriously hot in Wiltshire and we set off for the beach.  We always go to Sandbanks beach opposite Poole Harbour, even in the summer they have a small section of beach where dogs are welcome all year round and this is where we headed for.

First dip in the sea!
We were disappointed when we arrived at about 10:30am there was a sea mist just shrouding the beach that came inland about 1/2 mile.  So a quick visit to my neice Debbie to have a cup of tea and bask in the sunshine in her garden, which is only about 2 miles from the beach.

We were very lucky that the mist did slowly lift and we had a glorious afternoon on the beach.

Lunch first with a proper picnic basket and tablecloth and napkins, glasses of juice and sand in the sandwiches!!  I love eating out of doors and this is just the perfect beach for us.

Socx has never liked going in the sea but we put him in and he ran out. 
Then he went in again and ran get the idea!!

Ellie and I just chatted and made plans for visiting, I have always wanted her to live about 20 mins away from us but she thinks 2 1/4 hours away is fine!!  It does stop me from popping in for a 'cup of tea'.

We did get some sleep in the afternoon sun, with appropriate shade for Socx

A perfect Sunday with daughter and dog!
I hope there is more sun to come.......

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