Friday, 26 August 2011

Day trip

We had planned to have a day out yesterday.  For one reason or another, it was the only day of the week we both had free and so come rain or shine, we were going out for the day!  And trust me, the weather report did show 'rain and shine' in disproportionate quantities.  So despite a cloudy sky and the promise of rain, we headed in an easterly direction for the Essex coast.  Over the years we have visited many of the local coastal places so we decided to try somewhere different.  We started out at Leigh on Sea, where the sky was grey and the roads deserted (most sane people had listened to the weather forecast and had not headed for the coast)  but the inner scavenger in me was very happy to find some Graffiti Art
After exploring all that Leigh had to offer, we headed back to the car and drove on to Maldon.  By now the sun was shining, the sky was blue, my Country's Flag was flying outside a little pub that also had a Hand Lettered Sign
We walked along the front and had a nice pub lunch.  After a glass of speciality beer, the husband reluctantly agreed to  was happy to pose for a Scavenger Team Photo
I have referred to my lack of height in various blogposts, and those that know me know that I am 'vertically challenged'  but it wasn't until we came across the local Fair that I realised that I am officially short enough to still go on children's rides.

11 comments:

Amy said...

I am very impressed with the team photo - well done to all members I say!

The graffiti art is also an excellent find .. did you really go on one of the rides? ;-)

Sian said...

lol! That would have been me too. I am now officially the shortest one in our family

scrappyjacky said...

But I bet they wouldn't charge you children's prices!!!!!

Cheri said...

Sounds like a lovely day Deb - love the graffiti art!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

:o) This is a fun post, Deb. I LOVE the photo of you near the sign for the kid's ride. You are just so cute. xo

Alison said...

Great Graffiti Art pic...bet your team-member will be glad when it's over!
Alison x

Sandra said...

I so giggled about your height, I have that problem too :). Looks like you had a great day

jennifer said...

That graffiti art is cool, quite beautiful too. And the photo if you by the height marker is very cute!

Scrappi Sandi said...

LOL at you & the kiddies ride height chart!! Does that mean you can't ride on the grown-ups ones?!! Sounds like a good day out to me..no crowds...real ale...a beach...what's not to enjoy!! TFS!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Fantastic! I love the graffiti art, but my absolute favorite is the team photo. . . it just touches my heart for some reason.
Rinda

Beverly said...

Isn't it nice when a lovely outing provides just the right photo ops :)