Friday, 17 August 2012

Castles made of sand...

We got back home on Tuesday's boat with plans, but as we know plans often go awry. Clare became victim of a strange phenomenon of the vagus nerve after a hastily drunk glass of cold water (how reckless of her), passed out, banged her head, which helped her stay passed out and we spent the evening in A&E. Luckily after tests galore she was declared fit to bugger off home and so we did, only to spend the rest of the week nursing the after effects of concussion. So due to that things will be a little quite here and she's not at all happy at having to miss the Spiggie Fun Run this weekend that she'd been training for.

However, nosing through some recent photos I thought I'd post these of a trip we had to Quendale beach not long before we went away. We'd been there the week before geocaching and seen what I thought were 3 dolphins, but in retrospect were more likely porpoise and decided to return for a beach picnic complete with bucket and spade.

Instead of parking at Toab and walking in that way again we decided to park at the sign for Quendale Beach on the main road a bit north of Toab. If you go, park in Toab at the end of the road or even across at Quendale Mill; they're both much better ways to it.

As we came on to the beach the first thing I saw was another dolphin (as I say more likely porpoise). Clare and I wanted to watch it as it slowly made it's way along the shore in the break line and then back out into the bay to do a circuit back to the beach, but Beren just wanted to build!

So they built, starting with just one 'turret'...


They discussed the build quite alot, but still managed to get on with it some what quicker than The Mareel and I watched the porpoise, failing time and time again to catch it on my camera...



And so the castle grew..



Until....voila! Beren had his best ever sandcastle on a beautiful beach on a wonderful day...


...but I still didn't have a photo of the porpoise, despite it only being 10m from the shore at times!






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