Seahouses - with Nanny & Grandad!!
We have arrived at an OKish site near Seahouses (http://www.springhill-farm.co.uk), but to make up for it, Nanny, Grandad, Molly & Daisy have also joined us. So exciting! The pitch we had was not great and right next to a very busy working farm so grandad complained and we got moved, which was good as there were very noisy barking dogs all night by the farm, which we could hear from our new pitches, so it must’ve been very noisy at our original pitches. However, we still didn’t have a sea view as none of the pitches had a sea view. If we looked through the gap in the hedge and passed the kids play area, we could see it in the distance. It was about a twenty minute walk to get to the beach so we weren’t very happy as we all thought it was right on the beach. Rubbish. Anyway, this is Jim waiting for them to arrive as we got there first.
On Thursday we went for a walk to the beach with daddy before he had to start work, and a lamb was very interested in us! Then we went out with nanny and grandad to explore the area, whilst daddy worked.
Friday we decided to go to the Northumberland National Park, but it rained a lot, so we found a sweetie shop in Wooler instead, that sold some lovely sweets. Grandad seemed to be hooked on the Liquorice Torpedoes! When we got back to the site, it was filling up fast and it soon became apparent that there were lots of groups arriving and most of them were very loud and drunk. We didn’t like this at all and it made us feel very uncomfortable with all the shouting and swearing that was going on around us. Apparently that’s normal for Northern campsites, according to the wardens, but we’ve never experienced anything like it.
Jim and Daisy were trying to comfort each other, although to be honest, I’m not sure either of them were that worried. The children were all playing right next to us and were quite nice kids, however they all gathered round to make a fuss of Daisy and she got scared as there were so many of them! Jim seemed to love the attention though!
Turns out it rained about 11pm last night, so all the drunks either went to bed or went inside, so we managed to get quite a good night’s sleep which was good. So we all decided to go to the beach and play ball. Daisy is so quick though and she keeps getting my ball. She’s a pain in the back side but quite cute with it so I let her get it sometimes! Mummy tries to throw the ball my way but she is so fast I just can’t get there every time! Poor Jim just chases us around and we were all very tired! Molly doesn’t like to play with us, she just plays in the sea on her own!
We decided we should introduce nanny and grandad to Scotland, so after a brief look around Berwick On Tweed, we crossed the border and looked around Eyemouth. Grandad was very happy as there were some lifeboats there
On the way back we got stopped by one of the train crossings, which mummy and daddy love, and play a game of guess how many carriages there are….mummy normally wins!
Then we drove to see if we could get over to Holy Island but the tide was in so we went back for a BBQ. Pebbles was looking really good in the evening sun, with the sunset reflecting in the windows
On Sunday daddy and grandad went fishing, whilst we stayed at the site with mummy and nanny. Needless to say they didn’t catch anything, so we took daddy to play ball to make him feel better. Mummy was pleased though as she doesn’t like fish being hurt. I got very tired playing ball so I decided to steal the ball and the thrower! This became a new game and I refused to give it back haha!!
When we got back I decided to sit on daddy’s chair so he could only perch on the front of it. I am such a diva!
On Monday Jim decided to stay in bed cos he was tired.
Then we went on a scary boat which mummy and daddy really enjoyed. They saw puffins
some lighthouse to do with Grace Darling who saved the lives of lots of fishermen
Then we went on the Long Island to see the lighthouse, but we were distracted by the seals.
This youngster was a right poser
Then we saw an eider duck on its nest
This is us trying to pay with the seals but daddy kept us back.
On the way back to Seahouses we came across a school of dolphins, oh my days mummy was so happy she was nearly crying. Unfortunately, she had just put her camera away and spent the whole time watching them rather than getting her camera out again. They were really magical, jumping out of the water together in sync and playing in the waves. An experience none of us will ever forget, it was just amazing. Although Jim and I still don’t like boats! On Tuesday we went for a run on the beach and then we left daddy to work whilst we all went to Holy Island. It was very, very busy so we didn’t stay too long. Then we went round to Seahouses to see the lifeboat launch, where the sea was a little bit rough
This is the tractor pulling it out, which was a little bit bigger than grandads tractor, but then the boat is a little bit bigger than grandads boat too!
This is it just after splash down…. I was very disappointed as I expected it to go full speed into the water and create a massive wave, but it went in so slowly it hardly disturbed the water at all. Rubbish! Hope they go in faster in a real emergency!
This is it heading out of the harbour…very slowly! There were also some women volunteers which was good to see
Whilst we waited for the small dingy we watched the waves crashing over the harbour wall
Then the dingy came out a little bit faster!
On Wednesday mummy and nanny took scratchy to the vets as he had a purple lump by his foot pad, but the vet seemed ok with it and didn’t want to do anything given his age, so we just need to monitor it for now. The we went to the beach with mummy and grandad and Jim had an accident. We still don’t know quite what happened but he turned to chase the ball and caught mummys ankle so badly she fell to the floor and grandad had to come to her rescue. Luckily nothing was broken but mummy was in a lot of pain, so we hobbled her back to the site, slowly. Then, as a treat we had fish and chips for dinner. Yummy! Thursday brought more rain so I stayed in bed!
then we all jumped in the car and went back to Wooler for more sweeties for grandad. Daisy seemed very excited about this
Daisy and Molly do seem to get on well and enjoy being in the boot. Me and Jim share the back seat of grandads car with mummy so she can cuddle us!
We got held up on the way by this huge tractor thing being delivered to one of the fields. That was quite fun to watch. Glad we weren’t in a hurry to get anywhere!
On Friday we went to a different beach at Beadnell which was lovely
Saturday was a very sad day as Nanny, Grandad, Molly and Daisy were heading home. We were all very sad to see them go
So daddy took mummy for a walk to Elwick to cheer her up and we met lots of cows
Considering it was bank holiday weekend and gorgeous weather, there was no one else here!
Jim and I loved playing on the beach
Then someone came and told mummy to put us on the lead due to ground nesting birds. This surprised mummy as no one else was being told to be put on leads and we were nowhere near the loose sand where birds nest as the tide was so far out anyway. Miserable man, but I’m sure he was something to do with the RSPB so we did as we were told.
We could see Holy Island from the beach
When we got back we went for a walk into town and got daddy an ice cream
then we found a pub with a view, for a pint
the garden was right above the harbour
Then we headed back via the beach, where someone had built a lovely sandcastle
Mummy made some rolls for dinner and they had falafel burgers with wedges which was yummy
On Sunday we had a lie in, then we went to Goswick beach which was lovely but not as nice as Elwick as there were lots of restrictions for the ground nesting birds.
Monday was Bank holiday and miserable! We went to Alnmouth beach but there were lots of kites around the beaches that way, so we went back to Elwick where there were some kite surfers but mummy kept them out of site, for most of the time, from me. In the end we gave up as I was fixated on the kites, so we headed back and got shouted at by some bulls in the field. We didn’t realise there were bulls in with the mothers and calves and they got really cross with us and we were really scared. So we went home and relaxed!
Tuesday meant daddy had to work again, but it was OK, we were going to go for a run on the beach in the evening and then treat ourselves to fish and chips on our last night.
But then it turned out the fish and chip shops shut really early, like 7pm, so we ran out of time for a run. So instead we went and had fish and chips and then went for a walk on the beach near Bamburgh Castle
We had lots of fun playing on the beach
Wednesday was move day and we were heading off to meet some more friends. Until next time, love and licks, Rosie xxxx