Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Staycation Part 2

Out & About
During last week's staycation we went out for day trips.
There was a WWI fete being held locally which was very interesting.

 There are some beautiful historical buildings in our area including this tithe barn.
 Throughout the week went Geocaching in various places, including on our bicycles which hasn't happened in some time!

One Geocache took us to the grave of Fanny Adams.  A gruesome tale and the origins of the saying Sweet Fanny Adams.
On the Monday we visited Bracklesham Beach.
My Husband clowning around as usual!
 Portsmouth in the distance.

 We choose Bracklesham Beach as we wanted to hunt for fossilised sharks teeth.  Jay found these three right where we were sitting!
 Another time we stopped off at the Long Barn to look at the lavender there.

 We sat on the terrace and had a pot of tea each.
I choose lavender tea.
 It was very hot and someone else decided to clown around that day, by wearing the "sun hat" his Father provided! :)

 At the end of the week we walked around the Roman walls at Calleva Atrebatum, but first we made new friends

and looked inside the 12th century church of St. Mary.
 The Roman amphitheatre is a short step away from the ruined city walls.

 Not my best photo, but I was dressed for walking in the hot sunshine! :)
 So my Husband is now back at work, but the children and I are still on holiday.
Last night my Husband and I stood in our garden for a short while and watched the Perseids Meteor Shower.  I saw 3 of the brightest shooting stars that I have ever seen!  My camera and photography skills aren't up to capturing meteors so I took a photo of the moon instead.


Mac n' Janet said...

My husband always hunts for fossilized shark's teeth when we go to the beach too.

littleRamstudio said...

Your beach shots have made me want to visit the coast.
Heather :)

thesnailgarden said...

We always go home with shells, fossils and pebbles. I love treasures from the beach. :) Pj x

Stasher said...

Great holiday...great teeth fossils.