Monday, 11 May 2009

First Day At The Beach.

This morning as we made our way to the car,
stepped into the sunny garden,
the sound of the sea rushing and booming on the beach,
the smell of salt and negative ions swirling around us,
assaulting us, tempting us.


And as I drove out I had such an urge to turn left instead of right,
to head for the beach,
ignore the classroom.

So after school we did just that.

Our first day 'at the beach' this year. 
And though there was a brisk and biting wind,
and no one got in to swim,
We had a picnic and friends and sun. 

Summer has begun.

16 comments:

Therese said...

It looks like you had a great day at the beach! A goood decision!

lucyslounge-dee said...

oh you lucky lucky thing!

acornmoon said...

This looks like the perfect beach for flying a kite in a Mary Poppins kind of way!

Paddy said...

Good to see. Hopefully, the temperature will climb in the coming days.

jaboopee said...

Is that first photo really Ireland and really only yesterday? looks amazing ,and looks like great fun too.

ladybug-zen said...

woohoo! although dissing school would have made it SO MUCH MORE FUN! still, the beach rules!

Ciara said...

Valerie, we should have had kites, it would have been perfect!

Elaine, that was Greystones beach yesterday. Really!

Cyndi, you're right, ditching school would have been more fun. Maybe I'll save that for when the weather is warmer!

Pussycats and Angels said...

Oh! That sand looks so inviting, what a wonderful beach.. lucky you.
Have a good week.
Warm Wishes
Julie:)

marta said...

NICE!
soon I´ll be there

keep enjoying the sun - love to you all

McVal said...

Looks like a wonderful way to spend the after school time! I wish we had this option around here!

Chris Judge said...

Lovely, Looking forward to joining you there during the summer.

Fiona said...

Fantastic photos. They look so refreshing after all the rain we have had.

Anne said...

What a beautiful beach.... It looks like the south coast of Australia.
When I was living in Ireland
I when to a beach at Wexford? and collected some beautiful shells.
It was far too cold for me to go for swim. I was rugged up in a jumper while everyone else was in there swimmers. LOL

Esti said...

it's funny how we share the same feelings, even so far away...
:)

Fine Little Day said...

Oh, how I would love to be able to go to a place like that after school/work, looks like a wonderful place.

jothemama said...

Hey, doesn't that first photo with my guys in it look totally 70s?