Friday, 18 April 2014

Back To The Bay


Just look at that bright blue sky!! Welcome to Cullercoats Bay, the loveliest beach (or so I say) in the Newcastle-ish area. Situated between Tynemouth and Whitley Bay this is a gorgeous enclosed bay were Baker actually had his first sand and off the lead experiences. Growing up by the coast little guy is obsessed with the beach and his face lights up as he runs to the door at the mention of the word. That's why, when my Mam came to visit on the 11th, we took the metro out to the seaside. :)




We did some splashing in the sea, chasing the ball and posing for photos - all whilst wearing our new summer sunglasses! Well my Mam and I did haha. The fact that it was warm enough to just wear a hoodie was awesome but the water was unsurprisingly icy cold on my little toes when I had to wade in and retrieve the ball I'd thrown too far for scaredy pants.  Everyone knows how the sun makes people happy but it made me even more ecstatic to see the fun Baker had. It's a shame the dog ban comes on on the 1st of May because you could see the difference in his leaping and galloping, but these photos will keep the memories alive until September has been and gone.




Once energy had been burned we had a slow walk along to Whitley Bay on the hunt for something to eat. Although I suppose it couldn't really be called a hunt when we knew we were aiming for the best chippy in the area. On the way I spotted numerous lady birds, indicating Summer really is coming, and Baker tried to (but failed) lick them as I pointed the out to him. On such a clear day across the sea you were able to see where Jake and I's first flat was - Blyth. See that wind far right in the distance behind St Marys Lighthouse? Yeah there. It's where Baker was born too so it's a pretty special place.

You may notice a few changes from my last post of photos from Whitley Bay. The leaves are gone, the railings painted and a whole new seating area by the Spanish City is ready to welcome the holiday makers in the coming months. We sat on 'The Water Chute' to eat our chips before heading back to the metro to come home and let Baker sleep his busy day off! Anytime my parents visit is lovely, but this day was the best in a long while :)


Oh, look how silly my deer prancing dog is...



12 comments:

  1. I LOVE Cullercoats ... especially Beaches and Cream, love popping in there for an ice-cream sundae in the Summer :D

    Our favourite thing to do is get off the Metro at Tynemouth, have a little potter about there, then walk to Cullercoats for a stroll on the beach and some food.

    I've not been since the Winter, I feel another trip coming on soon!

    x

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    1. Aw really?! Yey! I haven't actually been there, but DeLeval Ices at Whitley Bay is the bomb!

      Ah we do that too! A walk from Tynemouth to Whitley Bay is lovely even in the winter (usually better as there aren't many holiday makers) haha

      x

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  2. Fab day and it was fun for everybody Baker enjoyed in the water and tried to splash me when he came out wee monkey :D x

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    1. Haha I think he wanted you to go in too! x

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  3. We always go to Seaton Delaval but Cullercoats is so lush, I haven't been in ages though!

    Vicky xo

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    1. We used to go there too! When we lived in Blyth! :D Blyth beach, Holywell Dene, Seaton Delaval for fish and chips! haha

      x

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  4. Looks like a fantastic day in the sunshine! :)

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    1. It was! We were SO lucky the weather ended up being so good for us. Made the day even better! x

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  5. I spot a ladybug!!!! I LOVE ladybugs!!!! This place looks and sounds amazing! Such lovely pictures! You really have a talent for photography.
    That water, although icy cold, looks so inviting.

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    1. There were so many! They're pretty aren't they. It is a lovely place.
      Thank you so much, you are too kind :D
      x

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  6. Oh he is so gangly! He doesn't go far in lol My lab also knows the word beach & whimpers with excitement the whole way in the car! I swear he smiles so much on the beach. He loves to swim & in Scotland I can assure you that water is freezing - we are frequently the only people on the beach due to wind, rain, even snow doesn't stop us! So are the dogs banned in certain months?

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  7. I love those hug' sandcastles! It's nice to see other parts of the British coast. You were brave dipping those toes! Sarah x

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