Winter Beach Bums
Nothing more atmospheric then strolling on a beach in winter...
28 October 2015 / Outdoors
One good thing about living on an island (ok, quite a big one), is that most of us are in reach of a beach.
A day trip’s not out of the question, right? So why let Summer have all the fun – and the crowds? How about this: wrap up, fuel up (on Vogel’s toast and sarnies of course) and get yourselves out to those wide-open, wonderful seascapes. After all, ‘Keep Exploring’ is our rallying cry, right?
Quiet coves and panoramic tidal vistas abound up and down our treasured coastline. From the white sands of Scotland to the pebbles of the south coast, granite cliffs of Wales and rolling dunes of East Anglia, there’s a full-on 3D experience waiting for you. Who needs IMAX?
Fill up on piles of Vogel’s toast for breakfast (adorned with poached eggs, bacon and avo), knock up a jenga tower of sandwiches, stick on some wellies and you’re off! And for the pirate/smuggler in you, there’s treasure, natural and man-made in them there sands. Silver coins keep on popping up on Llanddona beach on Anglesey and Kent’s Herne Bay is bristling with sharks tooth fossils. There’s plenty more here.
Bladderwrack, slimy sea lettuce, pig-tailed lugworms and Manx Shearwaters may star in your epic day out. No crowds means more chance of catching nature in action. Man-made masterpieces are out there too: Anthony Gormley’s famous statues on Crosby Beach, just outside Liverpool, and Maggie Hambling’s controversial ‘Scallop’ sculpture on Aldeburgh beach in Suffolk. And it’s all FREE!
Don’t skimp on woollens and fleeces of course. And whether it’s clear sapphire sky or churning grey chill, you can always dream of hot-buttered you-know-what to come home to!