A day at the beach.

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As I’ve mentioned we home educate Miss C and often have the opportunity to go to amazing places during school hours when they are quieter and often cheaper. It’s school holidays now and although learning doesn’t stop we do slow down a bit.

A friend suggested a meet up at the seaside this week and although the weather forecast was not great it was a  greatly anticipated trip here. As you can see the day dawned wonderfully and with picnic made and buckets and spades found we made the journey to the North Norfolk coast to a lovely nature reserve she knew about.

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We arrived to blue sky and loading ourselves up, 6 families with 15 children between us set up camp on the golden sands.

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The children swam, the adults chatted, the picnics were eaten and then it started to gently rain. The children were already wet so we packed away the majority of our things and by then it had stopped so lulled into a false sense of security we sat back down.

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Half an hour later the sky started to darkened and darkened. The temperature started to drop and the wet children’s teeth started to chatter. One by one we started to dress them and pack up the last of our things.

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Miss C had already headed for the car. She’s far to grown up to change under a towel it seems! I wandered along a few minutes behind her.

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Lovely pine woods and sandy paths. A few rain drops and the promise of ice cream and coffee at the visitor centre.

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This picture looks good but actually the rain  is coming down in stair rods! Didn’t stop all the kids having ice cream except for Miss C who had hot chocolate, she does love to be different.
As are the toilets

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I think they might be composting as it seemed to be a seat on a long drop to a hole. No flush, no sink, no light and walls that didn’t quite meet the floor. Great fun but not for the faint hearted. Perhaps hubby will let me put one in the garden.  They would work a treat with my sustainable ideas and solar panel lifestyle.

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