It's been over a year since we've visited the coast, the last time was March 2020 just before the first lockdown. We could have visited since, restrictions were lifted and then put back in place twice, but we've kept away from crowds. I've had a yearning to see the sea though, so with Mick being on holiday from work this week, we decided that a trip to the seaside was in order.
Monday dawned sunny, bright and warm so we decided to head straight off on Day 1. We did have a few doubts as we passed by York and a mist rolled in but that soon passed us by and the sun shone again. We really couldn't have asked for a sunnier day.
Scarborough is probably our closest seaside town and we really like it there so that's where we headed. I think Archie's missed the sea too as the minute he was let off his lead he couldn't wait to go for a paddle.
He was in and out of the sea. I couldn't believe the weather, beautiful sunshine, not a cloud in the sky, and even though it can usually be quite windy at the coast there wasn't even a breeze. It was really warm.
Restrictions have now been lifted but I'm in no hurry to visit crowded places so I was a little apprehensive about visiting the seaside but I needn't have worried, there were no crowds.
Even the town itself was very quiet. Children returned to school after the Easter holidays on Monday so I'm sure that helped. It was definitely less busy than I'd been expecting.
We had a walk around the harbour.
I love looking at all the boats.
Scarborough has a working harbour and a thriving fishing industry. Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour as well as pleasure cruises.
There's always a gull who is happy to stand a pose for a photograph.
Mick and I shared a bag of chips for our lunch and Archie may have snaffled one or two. Then we had an ice-cream. Well, you can't visit the seaside without indulging can you. They were huge!
Then it was back on the beach. We had to walk those ice-creams off.
It was just what the doctor ordered. We couldn't have picked a better day weather wise and I came home feeling fully refreshed. Archie was zonked all night!