Good morning. The sky is blue and I am on my second breakfast. The first was coffee and toast, now I'm polishing off the leftovers of last nights red wine, plus a couple of crumpets, can't beat it :o) My guest has gone, on her way to visit her friend near Nottingham, then back to her daughters in Derbyshire. This may be her last trip to the UK as the airlines are no longer going to offer cut price tickets. Apparently they are set to increase by a phenomenal amount which will rule out long haul for a lot of people.
Yesterday we went to Cleethorpes, a seaside resort on the coast of North East Lincolnshire. It isn't in fact on the seashore, it is on the banks of the River Humber, almost opposite Spurn Point. It's on the main shipping route to Hull, Grimsby, Immingham, and all ports to the River Trent. It does have a beach, but it always seems to be miles out. If you wanted to paddle in it you would have to wade quite a distance through boggy sand. However it is good for children to build sandcastles, people to exercise dogs, and if you wanted a picnic there is plenty of sand for that.
I have to apologise for loading these photo's back to front, can't be bothered to change it now. Here is Annette, I know she looks pretty wrapped up even though it is a blue sky, sunny, and a slight breeze. Her body is still acclimatised to the hot and humid conditions of Malaysia. I on the other hand had a jacket and trousers on and I was bloomin sweating cobs. Don't ask me how that saying came about, my mum used to say it.
The crazy golf looks good fun, but I always think you need a group of people to play this to have a good laugh. Just two of you and I would find it boring.
Not much going on, on the pier. We didn't bother to walk down it to have a look. Doesn't look very inviting.
We saw two donkeys giving rides on the beach. Still, I suppose it's better than none at all, the season has not quite started yet, I should think at the height of summer there would be a dozen or more. You can see what I mean about the sea being a long way out, where's it gone!
Get your seaside tat here. Good for cheap and tacky souvenirs, and a stick of rock to take home.
The gardens along the promenade look nice, the council have made an effort to inject a bit of colour, and the lawns are nicely manicured.
Trains are always an attraction, this one is quite reasonably priced for a long ride along the Promenade.
I like these colourful murals. They should have a lot more of these to brighten places up, even get Banksy the artist to paint a few.
Last night we ate in, salmon and vegetables, and a bottle of wine. Then we watched Heartbeat on the computer tele. Today I am going to enjoy the sun in the garden. Toodle pip. Enjoy your Sunday.