Hey everyone! I hope you've all had a fantastic week so far. Did you know it's National Chocolate Day? So it's the perfect excuse for you to go get yourself some of your favourite chocolate treats. I've already devoured some Cadbury Dairy Milk caramel nibbles :) Today's post is my last photo diary from my recent trip to North Wales. The weather for most of the week was miserable, but it brightened up for just enough time on the last day to go to the beach. Yay! I managed to tick off some of my summer bucketlist. Enjoy!
Me and my family stayed in the coastal town of Prestatyn, which is around a 15 minute drive away from the popular North Wales holiday town, Rhyl. We stayed at a Pontins resort, and it was great fun because I haven't been to a Pontins since I was around 10 years old. It was interesting to see how the characters from the children's entertainment had changed; I so prefer the 90's ones! Who else went to Pontins when they were kids?
There was a beach literally 5-10 minutes walk down the road called Barkby Beach and it was beautiful, surrounded by gorgeous sand dunes and with an awesome pile of huge rocks scattered with seaweed and with little pools underneath. It was a really windy day which was fantastic for flying kites so my brother was very happy! He'd brought a few kites with him, and my favourite was the big cobra one that you can see in one of my photographs. It was so colourful and it's long green and black striped body/tail looked so impressive dancing around in the sky.
It was so relaxing to stroll down the beach, to feel the sand between my toes and to wade in the pools and streams of saltwater. I have always loved collecting shells since I was little and this beach was covered in such pretty ones, so I picked up a few to bring home with me. It was a shame that it starting raining as soon as I'd made it down to the sea, and I had to put my camera away. I also managed to stand on some soft, sinking sand and my leg got engulfed by it hahaha it was covered in some thick black stuff that looked like tar mixed with squid ink. It was gross and really hard to get off. Oh the joys of going to the the beach!
I managed to pick up some cheap buckets and a little spade for only 50p so before we went back to our chalet for something to eat, I got to release my inner child and play in the sand. I ticked 'build a sandcastle' off my summer bucketlist, even though it was definitely not a very grand sandcastle! The tide was too far out for me to collect water to make a moat but it still had fun. I felt a little like Godzilla when I detroyed my sandcastles before we left the beach! I wish we'd had more time in Prestatyn and much nicer weather so I could have explore the sand dunes and spent more time by the ocean. I'd love to go back to this beach some day :)
Thankyou for reading!
What's your favourite thing about going to the beach? Do you have any summer holiday plans this year?
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