Posts Tagged ‘sea’

Finland swimming

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 | Life

During our recent trip to Finland, we spent some time at the lake and in the sea.

When I first went swimming at the Blue Lagoon, they asked me if I had done open water swimming before. Because I said yes, they assumed I knew all about wetsuits, acclimatisation and how to get rescued. I had to explain to them that in Finland, we just jump in the lake and swim. Some drown, but that must be what god intended.

We went to the same lake we’ve visited during previous trips, which makes sense because it has a nice beach, changing facilities and toilets (both just huts) and a pier to jump off if you so wish.

We also tried to find a nice beach around Uusikaupunki so we could swim in the sea. The beautiful beaches of Pori they were not.

The first one had so much plant life that whenever you swam, you ended up getting caught up in it.

Meanwhile, the second one stubbornly refused to get deep no matter how far I waded out. Venla had a good splash in that one, though.

Next time, I think it is worth the drive up to Pori. Or just swim in the lakes, which is always a pleasant experience.

Venla’s first trip to the beach

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 | Life

In May, we took Venla for her first trip to the beach.

She enjoyed herself. There were lots of new things to put in her mouth. Including pebbles. And sand. She ate lots of sand. In fact, the only thing that didn’t go in the mouth was the one thing you are supposed to eat: seaweed.

Flamborough often has it’s own weather system and it held out well for us: it was warm and sunny for most of the trip.

Summer Queen Cruises

Sunday, September 28th, 2014 | Photos, Travel

While in Ullapool, we took a Summer Queen Cruise to the Summer Isles. I totally recommend it. We saw loads of dolphins. Loads!

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Some awesome scenery too.

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And we got some beautiful sunshine in the Summer Isles. We hiked up to the top of the hill and then I ran up to the very top of the island. This is us at the top of the first hill:

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Then this is everyone from the very top of the island:

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And their view looking up at me:

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Whitby

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 | Life

Last month we had relatives visiting us from Canada, so we spent quite a bit of time doing all the Yorkshire things. Such as Whitby.

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As ever, there were lots of seagulls.

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And the tourist shops of course.

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Those ice cream dogs. They melt and leave a pile of hair all over the floor.

Jersey photos

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 | Photos, Travel

Photos from our trip to Jersey.

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Filey Brigg

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 | Photos

On the way back from Flamborough we drove up to Filey to explore the brigg.

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Bridlington in decay

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Photos

In an age where you can fly to Barcelona for £30, Bridlington is not faring well.

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Flamborough photos

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 | Photos

Here are some photos from my trip to Flamborough earlier this month.

Flamborough Head

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Bempton

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Bempton Cliffs

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Whitby photos

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 | Photos

Whitby Abbey

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The harbour

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Streets

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The sea

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National speed limit on the breakwater

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People

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Torquay

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 | Photos, Travel

It wasn’t all serious business in Torquay – I got time to take some photos too.

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