Half term finished on a lovely happy note for us, with glorious weather for spending a morning at the beach.
We knew it would be quite a warm day, so planned everything around the tide times so that we could all have a bit of a paddle in the sea. You might not know this but we have one of the highest tidal ranges in the world at Swansea bay.
When the tide is out here it is really out, and it’s quite a trek to get down to the water if you want a paddle. So, knowing this, we got down to the beach for 10am yesterday, when the tide was just starting to go out again. Which meant that we all got to have a good splash around in the sea, and Rhys ended up with his shorts off, sitting and letting the gentle waves come in around him.
We actually bookended our whole week with trips to this beach.
On Monday we just walked along it though, to get to the Marina and up to the top of the Meridian tower for a drink in the Grape and Olive. We’d mentioned to Rhys that we might go up there around the time of his birthday for a treat, but we just hadn’t had the chance until last week when Steve was off work.
The sky bar in the Grape and Olive really is right at the top of the tower and the views from up there are absolutely amazing.
We spent most of our time up there spotting various local landmarks while enjoying our drinks. If you’re ever visiting Swansea it’s well worth a visit, even if you do what we did and just have a quick drink and check out the views.
The rest of our half term week was spent swimming at the National Pool and pottering around at home and in the garden.
It was pretty laid back which seems to be our style when it comes to the school holidays. No big days out, no trips away, just time spent together. I know I’ve said it before but we’re so lucky to live where we do, because we really don’t need to go away anywhere to get that holiday feeling.
With the beach so close, and whole of Gower right there, I’m pretty pleased I chose to call this place home.