This year our second campsite in Brittany took us close to the beach.
A short cycle through a (completely idyllic) country lane opened up and the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean lay in front.
For the west coast of France, the sand was white, soft and hot and the cool breeze at the shore meant our girls lasted so much longer in the heat.
Considering I grew up close to the ocean I wouldn't say I was a beach type person. I don't like the hoards of people who sit, soaking up the rays and the bags of stuff that they bring to the shore.
But I have to say I was completely converted this holiday.
As I watched the girls swim in the sea with Johnny and dig and play together for an age in the sand, I was won over.
The expanse of water.
The salty kisses.
The rock pools.
The feeling of the wild.
The soft, cool breeze.
By the end of our stay I could have spent endless hours at the beach...I still have a yearning to be there on our own though!
I have been so inspired by Mary Beth at 'Annapolis and Co' to record the everyday moments in daily life. All these pictures were taken with my iPhone as we didn't take our DLSR onto the beach. And I'm so glad I did. I snapped as they played, completely engrossed in their own wee worlds...little moments recorded and captured; glimpses they can look back on and reminisce.
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