Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Everyone's Christmas Shopping so we went to the Seaside

Hi folks,
as the title suggests, we did the opposite to most people and spent a lovely day in Leysdown and had a lovely relaxing day in the sunshine whilst the rest of the world went shopping.

Here we are enjoying the sun on a deserted beach and at one point the internal thermometer reached 21c. Then had a walk into the town and had a nice packed lunch as I have yet to buy a gas bottle. We talked about the vans, Adrianne, (on the right) introduced us to these vehicles a couple of weeks ago and we both fell in love with it and had to have one of our own and called it Winnie.

This is Bob 12 year old who would not let you have his ball, he says hello to Daisy and Holly.

Ah Birds, now let me see, just getting the book off the shelf and blowing the dust off. Three Turnstones and I am not sure of the white ones, could be a Plover but may be wrong.

This little chap a  Turnstone I think was all on this own.

I know this one, a Gull slowly running out of post as the tide came in. " shall I hop onto the next one"?

We waited till 3-30pm  before coming home all feeling a bit sleepy, must have been the sea air. and comparing notes on our vans

Thanks for looking.

nite nite, Luv Mike XX


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  2. Turnstone & Grey Plover by my reckoning although always prepared to be corrected by Steve though.

  3. Awww lovely gentle post mike... great pictures as usual and I think it was jolly sensible of you to forgo the Christmas shops! Give us Winnie and the seaside anytime!
    E x

  4. Reading the paper this morning you did right as it was murder in the shops yesterday

    I don't know what the white one is.

    Good blog Mike

  5. Nice to see Winnie, in all her glory !
    Got to get that shopping done sometime..........
    Lovely post, great pics Mike !
    Chris and Dave R

  6. Great pictures again Mike, so tempted to sell my trailer tent and car and just have a camper! As much as I hate contradicting my brother I think they are Sanderling with the Turnstones. I think Grey plovers would be much bigger than the Turnstones and less white.

  7. Thanks Stephen well you are the expert as far as I am concerned.

    Thanks all for your wonderful comments, cant wait for the spring and get out in Winnie.

  8. Hi Mike,
    Just got round to reading your blogg, fantastic pictures as usual.
    We had a fantastic day thanks for your hospitality both of you and being such good friends.