Sunday, 14 July 2013

Saltburn by the sea

We thought we'd have a day out and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.  Although Keith's consultant said he could drive the DVLA say not until they have the consultants report.  So its back to begging lifts and public transport.  We thought we'd try out the local rail services and got the train this morning to Saltburn a small seaside town on the east coast.  The train was packed and I think every child had a bucket and spade with them but we enjoyed the ride.

The guerrilla knitters have been out again, this time displaying knitted objects with a seaside theme.  Unfortunately vandals had spoiled one or two of them pulling of arms and legs but undeterred these phantom knitters got stuck in and replaced them.

Beach huts and boats


Ice lollies

There were quite a few people enjoying themselves too, normally this beach is fairly quiet.  They were  flying kites, learning to surf, not enough surf today for the more experienced surfers, riding donkeys and building sandcastles.  There was also a family day out in the Valley Gardens which we walked to but by that time we were both tired and feeling the heat so got a train back home.

 Look at the beautiful glass in the funicular rail cab.

1 comment:

McIrish Annie said...

Love the photos from the knitters. I've never seen anything like that.

Glad to hear Keith is driving again but sorry to hear your other news. Hopefully, it won't be terribly serious. You have had a tough few months. think of you often.