Yesterday was the first day of our two-weeks off work. We'd initially booked these weeks off to go travelling in Thailand - but as always, life doesn't quite go to plan sometimes. The money allocated to travelling became a security blanket for all the financial problems going wrong in our house sale. I had lost confidence that would could use that money for travelling without putting ourselves in a tricky financial position if and when more things started to go wrong. But I have mourned the loss of our travelling dreams and am embracing a two week stay-cation at home.
So, yesterday was day 1 in holiday mode and we decided to take a trip to the beach. Not just any beach of course, a dog-friendly beach.. It's not a family day out without the dogs. We chose to go to Huttoft Beach, also known as Moggs-Eye in Lincolnshire. Neither of us had ever been before, but we were pleasantly surprised.
It was probably one of the prettiest beaches I've been to in England, and it wasn't filled with tourists either. Not that I mind tourist places of course, but a change is good. The weather probably contributed a lot to its beauty being one of the most gorgeous days of the year so far. And the dogs absolutely loved it! Todd ran straight for the water and Doug ran straight for Todd!
Being a dog-friendly beach, it was mainly filled with other dog walkers and their dogs. Little Doug got lots of attention being so small and puppyish. We also met some other Cavaliers and their owners who were super friendly! And there were a few horses being ridden along the beach too, so it was possibly more animal-filled than human. They all seemed to love it there too.
We walked along the beach for about a mile and came to a little cafe with a garden where we stopped for food. Obviously it had to be fish and chips, anything else would have been a crime! And the dogs enjoyed a small nap there too.
We then took a walk back and sat along the sand dunes whilst the dogs had some food and water and we admired the views. This was also the perfect 'family photo' opportunity - although with two wriggly dogs this is easier said than done! I really should remember to bring my tripod to things like this. Should've, could've, would've. Hey ho, this was the best I got.
I would thoroughly recommend a trip to any of the beaches along the area of Huttoft. It's remote, quiet and a peaceful getaway for anyone seeking a bit of that holiday feel!