On Tuesday Oldest returned to school and Youngest and I soon settled back into our normal routine of heading straight to the beach! In typical fashion the schools went back after the Easter break and the sun came out. Why is that always the way? Why couldn’t the sun come out more during the holidays? Well we weren’t complaining we were just very excited by what a nice day it was. It really was a lovely Spring day. After leaving Oldest at school we rushed to one of our closest beaches – Green Island
- To the east of the island.
- Public toilets.
- Public car park.
- Shop selling beach balls etc.
- Deck chairs and wind breakers available to hire.
We love Green Island because it is such a lovely sheltered bay. On the day we went it actually felt warm in the sun and we could have easily lost our coats. Youngest loves this beach because there are so many rocks to go clambering over.
She knows no fear and will happily climb to the top of any rock. I am now at the stage where I know I need to let her explore more on her own so I try to stand back a bit and fight the urge to hover too closely. It is hard though and I still find myself shouting, “be careful, you don’t want to fall!”
These days that we have on our own feel extra special as come September Youngest will be starting nursery. I will miss our days together, exploring the island and all of the adventures that we had whilst Oldest was at school. However, I am also a little bit excited about getting some more time to myself. What will I do?
There are some amazing houses that face right onto the beach. How amazing would it be to be live in one of those! That is the ultimate dream. To have a view of the ocean and to wake up to the sound the of the waves. I think I would be one very relaxed lady if I lived right next to the beach. But hey I can’t complain. When I lived in Yorkshire I lived a good hours drive from our closest beach now I live a 5 minute walk from the beach.
Obviously no trip to the beach is complete unless Youngest has got her feet wet and this time was no different. She needs to get quicker at running away from the sea!
Green Island is one of our favourite beaches because not only are there interesting rocks to go exploring round and rock pools to investigate there is also a good stretch of sand. It is also south facing which makes it a lovely beach to spend the day on.
Green Island gets it name from the rocky green island that you can access at low tide. However, visitors have to be careful if they decide to walk out to the island as many have been cut off by the incoming tide that comes in fast. This causes much amusement for some of the locals who find it quite enjoyable when a tourist or a newbie has to be rescued!
Don’t let this put you off though as it really is a fantastic beach. There is so much to explore and the waters are crystal clear. It is also a beach of archaelogical interest. On the green island there are remains dating back to the Neolithic Man.
You can see the green island in the picture above. As you can see we were unable to walk out to it as the tide was too far in. However, we still had a great time exploring the beach. The tide was coming in fast and after about an hour we were forced to leave.
Oldest was sad to go so we took a moment to appreciate the beautiful view before we had to go. It’s days like these that I will always remember.
What adventures have you been on this week?