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Did you know that if you did a hole deep enough in the sand, you can dig right through to Australia? That’s what I believed when I was this age. I also believed it was possible to make a sand castle with a moat full of water. I used to patiently go back and forwards to the sea with my bucket and pour the water in the moat only for it to soak in. I thought if I did it often enough the sand would reach saturation point, although I’m sure I didn’t articulate my thoughts that way.
This little boy is much more sensible; his construction is close enough for the sea to make the moat – for a time at least - until it washes his building away.
In my memories all childhood Summers were hot and we spent hours and hours on the beach; ( Actually we called it “the sands” as only posh people called it “the beach”)We got the bus there packed up with soggy tomato sandwiches that were soon full of sand, buckets and spades, lemonade, towels…. Adults hired deckchairs…..and windbreaks – they had to sit in the stiff breeze that I recognise now. We bought paper flags to flutter proudly on the sand castles and fought over the seagull feathers.
When it was time to eat the sandy sandwiches Mums would go to a nearby kiosk and return with trays containing pots of tea, jugs of milk and thick, white cups & saucers.
I’ve lived in this area all my life and this is the same beach I spent many hours on. I still do but now it’s for walking on.
Look in the theme for lots of Saltburn beach and pier shots and information.
This was taken in jpeg before my RAW experiments and I’ve lost the exif data.
For a real nostalgia trip look in the WS.

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