28 July 2014

Rumaging in rockpools

This week we are on holiday in sunny North Devon. I was born and bred in Devon and holidayed in the area as a child too, it is an area we return to as a family now that we live further away, we love the views, the fresh air, the coast and taking the children to places that we went to as we were growing up.

If you have read my previous holiday posts you will know that we always aim to have a beach within reach of our holiday destination, a holiday isn't complete for the Little Ones without sandy toes, paddling and ice creams, in fact come to think of it, I don't think we have been anywhere in the last 4 years without a beach!

After setting off early and munching breakfast in the car we had missed the bulk of the holiday traffic, by late morning we had arrived at our destination and after a quick stop for brunch as we were all starving, we headed straight for the rockpools while we waited for the allotted arrival time at our accommodation.

We made our way down to the beach with buckets and spades and two excited children, it was one of those small harbour beaches with that kind of dirty shingly sand and lots of rocks and rock pools so we avoided the sand and started exploring the rock pools.

The Little ones got stuck straight in with their buckets seeing what they could find, not hesitating to look under seaweed and paddle through the water, we found crabs, lots and lots of tiny 1-2cm ones in almost see through grey and white, they were everywhere. There were also little fish, sea snails, and anemones to be found lurking in the sunny pools.

There was lots of paddling and digging up of stones too, Little 2 spent ages filling her bucket with muddy shingle, emptying it and doing it again.

In no time at all it was time to leave and we bundled two soggy happy little children into the car, both asking if we could come back again tomorrow. Maybe not tomorrow but there will be several more beach trips this holiday and that's for sure. What a lovely way to spend the first afternoon of our holiday.


  1. Soggy and happy little girls sounds like a perfect start to your holiday. Have fun xx

  2. Gorgeous, looks like a fab time you've got some lovely photos there too :) x

  3. Let's Talk Mommy13 August 2014 at 06:35

    Absolutely gorgeous. Looks like everyone had a great time and you say rumaging I say amazing exploring! hahaha Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. Hope to see you again this week for another great round! #sharewithme

  4. Looks like great day... Nice shots!


  5. Sounds like a fab trip and what a pair of lovely little explorers you have there! Fantastic! Thanks for linking with #letkidsbekids


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