On Monday Phil and I went to Scarborough for the day to celebrate his birthday. We debated taking the boys with us but decided to go on our own so they went swimming and to see dinosaurs with their grandparents instead. I'm so glad we did as the train was so busy, hot and people were shouting at each other and I know the boys would have hated it.
I got to test our new camera out and have to say I'm really pleased with it so far and I managed to get some really good pictures with it.
I have a bit of history with Scarborough but it's been quite a while since I last went to explore and I almost forget how lovely it is especially on a sunny day and I was really pleased to see it so full of people too.
We went right down to the beach and walked right along, from the busy section to the quieter parts. I took my shoes off to feel the sand between my toes and paddled in the sea but Phil refused to join me!
We went to the harbour and spied the castle and pirate ships before heading to the arcades to try our luck on the 2p machines.
I like to find interesting shops and down the side streets we found a couple of fab shops selling all sorts of pretty things.
Nestled between all the usual seafront rock shops is this lovely fudge shop. We had to try some I went for Nutella Fudge and Phil went for Chocolate Orange.
We also found a gorgeous bar on the seafront where we popped in for a drink and a rest from the sun. It was inside a converted chapel and was beautifully done. I didn't realise until after we had ordered that though sold champagne by the glass or I would have indulged!
Of course you can't go to the seaside and not have fish and chips and hot donuts.
I felt so refreshed after doing loads of walking and getting so much fresh air. I can't wait to take the boys for the day, though I imagine it'll be far more stressful!
Do you like visiting the seaside?