We looked at the weather forecast on Sunday and saw that it was going to rain at the coast, and yet we still set off, heading for Scarborough. To be honest, we just fancied a walk to blow the cobwebs away, and a walk on the beach in October, with the wind coming in off the North Sea, is definitely going to blow the cobwebs away!
It was fine, if dull, when we arrived so we did manage a walk on the beach. It was very cold though. Archie went to the groomers last week so he's sporting a very short cut at the moment and I was mindful that he'd be feeling the cold too. He isn't keen on wearing a coat though.
We walked on the beach at South Bay. It has a dog ban on the main section of this beach from May to the end of September, but being out of season, Archie was allowed on all areas. I was sad to see dog mess though, so I don't blame councils enforcing these bans at busy times of the year. As a dog owner it really annoys me as people who don't clean up after their animals spoil it for those of us who do.
It was just starting to spit with rain as we left the beach but business on the boat trips from the harbour was still brisk. Plenty of people were signing up for a pleasure cruise out on the sea.
As we walked along the front, the rain really came down so we decided to head back to the car. We munched on some snacks which Mick had packed and I drank hot chocolate from my Moomins flask, overlooking the beach in the rain. It did look rather bleak.
I enjoy our days out whatever the weather. I'm definitely a home bird but I like a change of scenery, and there's nothing better than a trip to the seaside.