I love to watch families with buckets and spades and fishing nets
and the little legs of the youngest going fast to keep up!

Thank goodness for Daddy's shoulders!
Now second daughter wants an ice-cream...

The surfers are happy when the waves whip up a frenzy
Who cares about the grey sky?
It's just a colour!

"Come on George, don't drag your feet, we're going to have dinner at the Seafood Café!

George: "I can't believe we're walking along the beach in the rain with umbrellas..."
Red umbrella says: "Cheer up! The weather forecast says it'll be sunny  tomorrow!"

The next day the sun returned and the wind blew the clouds away
 the holidaymakers were happy and smiles returned
and ice-creams were bought

... and the surfers put their waterproof sunscreen on again

and  the people-watchers smiled kindly as the holidaymakers strolled by!
They'd seen and heard it all before!


  1. Lovely pictures from a nice place..... i like also these compositions sandra.

    wish you a lovely weekend

    Greetings, Joop

  2. It all looks beautiful Sandra

    Have a good weekend.


  3. Such idyllic scenery. . .anything with a seashore inspires me! I hope that you have a great weekend my friend.

    Greetings from Northern California,

  4. Such beauty (it makes me miss the ocean), and what fun captions. I think I like the grey-skies photo best. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog - I do enjoy sharing crochet tips. :)

  5. Lovely photos as usual! I love St. Ives!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. This is fantastic, Sandra!
    I love the "story" you put with these wonderful photographs.
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  7. Hi Sandra, your post really made me smile :)) I love your little stories.
    What a lovely beach - sometimes a walk along a beach in the rain can be fun!!!

  8. Holidays are such fun whatever the captured it all..have a lovely weekend !

  9. Thanks for a wonderful holiday story!
    (I will watch out for Those tunnels) :)
    Great weekend to you too.

  10. Sandra, you are the best storyteller! You definitely could write little illustrated books. Very enjoyable, and I LOVE the image with the umbrella walkers - come along George! :) Great fun you give us passerbys.

  11. Sandra, so fun, and such beauty! Thanks for sharing your delightful time at the sea.
    I loved your delightful comment about the bees.

  12. What a fun post, Sandra! I love, love the umbrellas on the beach! Your story was very entertaining, and really linked up the images. Well done!

  13. Unique images and wonderful captions, Sandra! xo

  14. I shall be there myself shortly - I cannot wait. Thanks for dangling this gorgeous carrot for me! St Ives is my spiritual home. xxxxx

  15. Great set. Love all of them, but especially the umbrellas on the beach.

  16. Great people watching photo's. xxx