There is this little beach, about 5 miles from Lands End, that Mr L has been
going on telling me about for, well, forever.
Officially designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, Porthcurno beach and bay has also been listed among the ten most beautiful bays in the World, so I guess the boy had a point when he kept suggesting we drive down and see it for ourselves.
The weather was not on our side, but as they say there is no such thing as bad weather just inappropriate clothing so we wrapped the girls up in their new Regatta coats and I put on my new Trespass Jacket (complete with zipped in fleece, I’m no fool!) and headed down to the water’s edge.
I had grand plans to take some wonderful family photos here for the Me and Mine project, but the weather really did have other ideas.
We splashed in the water and walked along the beautiful sandy beach hand in hand. Mr L told us of the shenanigans he got up last time he was there ten years ago on a lads holiday, to which girls giggled away at the thought of us ever being young!
We spent less than an hour here at Porthcurno Beach, but it was a very sweet hour indeed.
With the beach almost to ourselves we felt completely cut off from the world around us, the steep cliff faces embracing us into a sheltered break from real life.
As I wiped my windswept hair from my face and tuned towards the sea I couldn’t help but feel butterflies at my darling daughters stood in front of me; they are growing so fast.
Raising a child is so bittersweet.
That’s why we travel with them so much. Having children makes so you acutely aware of each passing day. Each milestone reached is another reminder that a moment in time has passed that you will never get back.
Creating memories, stories that will live on in our family long after these girls need to hold our hands rough water, is what life is all about.
It goes by so fast, embrace every new day with an open heart, because before you know it there will be no more new days left.