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...