Wednesday, July 08, 2015

SEASIDE FUN

1 TITLE SEASIDE FUN
2 THE SEA4 THE SEA
3 THE SEA COLLAGE
5 SISTERS
6 BOSCOMBE PIER COLLAGE
7 BOSCOMBE, BOURNEMOUTH
8 BOSCOMBE PIER
10 DECKCHAIRS
On Monday, I took the day off work to visit the beach with my family and it was awesome. Visits to the coast are few and far between and Bournemouth is a good 3 hour drive from the Midlands and to be fair, finding any beach is a bit of a trek as the Midlands is so landlocked! Bournemouth is a childhood favourite. When I was little, we used to spend long weekends here and day trips in the Summer holidays were a regular thing. We used to dig huge holes with my cousins, build sandcastles and spend hours bobbing in the sea in our rubber rings. Oh the nostalgia! We haven't been back in ages, instead opting for much longer trips back to Hong Kong as a family. Luckily my sisters and I managed to get the day off work/college etc and my family made that oh-so-familiar trip down to the south west of England. It was amazing to spend Monday sitting on the beach and breathing in that salty sea air and just doing nothing at all. It got sunnier as the day went on and we soon ditched our jumpers. We had a good wander up and down the beach, had a bit of a paddle (despite it being a little too cold!), had ice cream, popped into the arcade on the pier and of course finished the day with some good old fashioned fish and chips. Why break tradition eh?
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  1. Looks like fun! there is nothing better than a trip to the beach on a warm sunny day.

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  2. daisychaindream9 July 2015 at 10:37

    I love Bournemouth! I used to go down a lot as my best friend was at uni there, I miss it! x

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  3. omg it looks so fun! moreover you're coming with fam I'M SO JEALOUS! <3 sounds great to spend a day being free of everything with good companions. is it still cold? looks sunny, though.


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  4. Looks so beautiful, oh. I wish I could be there right now! xx

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  5. It was a little cold at first but it soon warmed up by the afternoon. It was a lovely day out with the family :)

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  6. It was lovely to be back at the seaside and I'm so pleased I managed to get a day off! It was incredibly British. Oh when you're back for Xmas you can have fish & chips, pub meals, Xmas dinner and allllll the usual lark. Haha x

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  7. That's so close! I would visit all the time if that was the case for me! You should definitely go and visit while the sun is out - though you probably have easy pickings with lots of beaches!

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  8. I couldn't agree more, I didn't mind that it was a bit windy at first. It's just so nice to be at the seaside!

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  9. I would have loved to have gone to uni somewhere on the coast. I miss the times when we used to visit often too - but it was nice to be back for the day!

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  10. Sounds like a lovely tradition! I miss being able to drive 40 minutes to get to the ocean when I was living in Seattle. Now I'm a few hours away and it's not as easy to go! Glad your family was able to get the day off and enjoy a relaxing time at the beach. Love the photos and the soft colors that bring back the comfort of the beach!

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  11. I love this post! Getting down to the coast is always so much fun and I love how clear the water looks here too! I love that last shot of the deck chairs and the clean sand - such a lovely set of photos Winnie! - Tasha

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  12. I love being by the sea and this looks SO idyllic!


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  13. Wow it looks like such an awesome trip! What a way to spend a day off :) Ice-cream and arcades are an absolute must when visiting the seaside. Sounds perfect! Xx

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  14. So beautiful...amazing photos!

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  15. Oh, this sounds like so much fun! I'm not even much of a beach person, but I love going occasionally to soak up the sunshine and fresh air. Fish and chips are definitely essential in my books, too :)

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  16. Wow, these photos are gorgeous! They make me want to throw on my bathing suit and hop on down to the beach. That water seriously looks way too inviting!

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  17. I really enjoyed this post! Lovely photos!

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  18. Me too - the weather here was awful today, definitely wanted to swap it for beach weather!

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  19. Yes, I love the soft pastel and blues/greens of the sea. Definitely my happy place even though I don't get to see it that often. 40 mins to the Ocean sounds amazing, I'm sure you made the most of it when you were living in Seattle!

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  20. Thanks Tasha, we were packing away and I noticed the three deck chairs that we were sitting on and it was the perfect pic! It's currently my desktop background, oh how I wish I was back there!

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  21. It was lovely just wandering up and down the beach. I do wish I lived near the coast!

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  22. It was lovely. I liked that it was a little quieter as it was a Monday and not too packed like it usually is on a weekend. So pleased I went that day, the weather today couldn't have been more different!

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  23. We definitely ticked off all the traditional seaside activities! I'm pleased I got the day off and got to sit on the beach. Who knows when we'll get decent weather again?

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  24. Thanks Valerie! I really loved being on the beach. Wish I was back there now!

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  25. I wouldn't say that I was a beach person either - I'm certainly not into tanning or really into swimming, but I do like splashing in the sea or just taking a moment to read a book and listening to the ocean. Those are things I absolutely love. There's something so calming about being on a beach :)

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  26. It was so nice! I wish this beach wasn't 3 hours away from me, I'd be there all the time, just chilling out on the sand :)

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  27. Thank you! It's so nice to escape the suburbs and visit the coast. I really must do this more often but I'll be back in Brighton next month so that will be an alternative! Though, pebble beaches aren't quite the same....

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  28. Wow your photos are simply stunning! Only 4 weeks until I'll be hitting some beach .., not that I'm counting :-)

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  29. That sounds so lovely! Looking at pictures of you girls in sweaters makes me just slightly-slightly- jealous because the weather is horrendous here (humid). Btw love how you say 'eh' like Canadians too. Heee hee.

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  30. That last photo is like that of a postcard! I love the beach. It is by far one of my favorite places to be to get away and it's always guaranteed fun :) Looks like you had an amazing time with your family!

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  31. Hehehe you mean like the British? ;) Ah the weather is kind of sweater weather and then t-shirt weather in the afternoon, it's not too bad at the moment. Definitely not as Humid as HK. I feel for you! x

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  32. Thanks Chiara! Oh you're so lucky - I'd certainly like to be sitting on a sandy beach and dipping my toes into the sea right now.

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  33. Thanks Jasmine! I'm pretty pleased with how that one turned out. It was actually a test shot that turned out pretty well!

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  34. Akiko Hiramatsu17 July 2015 at 02:57

    Such a beautiful place!!!
    I love these photos..!
    The blue sea and a white sandy beach are really wonderful.
    I want to go there, too.:)

    akiko

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  35. Never been to Bournemouth myself but it looks wicked. What else is there to do there?

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  36. It's such a lovely photo! I really need to get back to the beach at some point!

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  37. It's lovely - I think there is something so charming about the British seaside.

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  38. To be honest not a whole lot! It's a relatively quiet and unassuming city. Aside from the beach and exploring the coast line. You can just about spot the Jurassic coast from the beach, so I intend to visit there next time!

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