Saturday, 15 December 2012
Today I had to take the boys to a friends party in one of those dreadful soft play places , you know the ones I mean, the ones with 50 screaming kids running all over the place high as a kite on sugar and then filled with those greasy chicken nugget things bleurgh. I have to say I wasn't looking forward to it but the good thing was that it was right on the beach so at least we could have a little walk afterwards.
When we went into the party it was very cold but sunny and bright which makes a change from all the rain and snow we've been having the past few days but when we came out it had all changed .
The sky had turned grey, it was raining again and the waves were sky high and crashing over the barriers. It was an awesome sight and made me realise just how powerful mother nature can be . There were a couple of surfers quite a way out but for the most people were standing way back and just watching.
Do you remember this post back in the summer when we took a walk along the pier ? Well I found out when we got back home that while we had been at the party some anglers had got stranded on that very pier and one of them had been pushed against the barrier by a wave which had resulted in him breaking a leg. He had had to be airlifted off the pier and the rest of the anglers had been taken off by way of an underground tunnel . I had never realised that there was actually a tunnel underneath the pier but it makes perfect sense of course . Luckily the man with the broken leg is going to be okay.
My dad just sent me this photo also taken this afternoon off that pier ( you can see the fishing rods and how calm the sea is ) . The ship is the MPI Discovery which is the biggest ship of it's type in the world ... huge .
So now the boys are both tucked up in bed and I've got the Christmas movie channel on TV, time to get the needles out and fingers crossed I'll get the reindeer and the green monkey finished in time for when the man in red comes .........