Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Weekend Scrapbook: Highcliffe Beach





Last weekend 6 of us hit up the south coast for a couples retreat thanks to Lee's pal Mike. We stayed in an incredible flat right on the beach with sea views. On the Saturday we all walked down to the beach to going crabbing. I used to go crabbing when I was younger, but as I've got older I've become more scared of them - they look like spiders of the sea.

The weather was glorious for this time of year, I even took my pack-a-mac off. I watched the boys invent games from a tennis ball and a net, walked hand in hand with Lee and even wore the team rucksack. I come from a seaside village so it was refreshing and relaxing to be at the beach again. I got happier and happier with every step.

When we got to the crabbing spot the weather was turning to be a bit blustery, but that didn't deter us. The crabs were slow to bite in the beginning, but it soon picked up. We ended up with 9 in our bucket in total and 4 of those caught by "the crab whisperer" herself: Hazel. I didn't catch any, when I felt a tug on the string I just screamed and refused to pull it up. Mike didn't catch any, despite telling us his parents had once caught a legendary 40 crabs in the same spot. There was a lot of screaming going on, as the other girls were a bit put off by the huge seagulls that hovered over us.

It got a bit cold, and the giant seagulls became a bit intimidating so we packed up and set the crabs free again; it was hilarious to watch them scuttle away and plop back into the sea. On the walk back we stopped for chips on the beach which were delicious, especially with the cheeky battered sausage I ordered. On the way back the boys lost their tennis ball in a garden, so they had to actually chat.

I loved the day, especially the colourful beach huts and the golden sands. The light was pretty perfect as well, especially as it got to late afternoon. I hope I get to visit the area again and hopefully put my fear of crabs behind me.

13 comments:

  1. I love those beach huts - so colourful! Sounds like a great day, i'm glad the weather was good for you.
    I definitely would've screamed too! xx

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    1. The beach huts were definitely one of the best thing about the beach x

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  2. Such pretty photos and it sounds like a lovely weekend! x

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  3. Pretty beach huts! I love seeing pictures of beaches with these huts, makes me want to spend all of my days at the seaside... Or even live there!

    Zoe xoxo

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  4. I used to love going crabbing!! Looks like a fabulous weekend :) xxx

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  5. looks lush, those beach huts are such lovely colours. I definitely need to get away to the seaside again soon xx

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  6. oh to be by the sea! sounds like the perfect weekend. I'm with you on the crabs (that doesn't sound quite right) - they are scary, as are lobsters. Anything that hasn't needed to evolve for millions of years because it's biologically perfect, in terms of withstanding all the changes that have happened on the earth, MUST be scary. x

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    1. I know right, they're so 'ard. They give me the heebie jeebies! x

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  7. Love those idyllic beach huts! lol seagulls can be so agressive sometimes... do you like Hitchcock? 'The Birds' is such a creepy (but brilliant) film x

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    1. Oooh no I've not seen it, I do keep meaning to watch it though. xx

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  8. Those beach huts are GORGEOUS!
    I have always had such a thing for beach huts. Which is totally a wierd thing to say, but I'm okay with putting it out there!

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  9. Lovely pictures. So sunny - can't believe this was only last month! *puts on extra cardigan*

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