Yesterday we spent the day at East Wittering to celebrate my birthday. We did the same last year and its rapidly becoming a family tradition.
We took a picnic, a disposable barbecue and some fold up chairs hurriedly purchased that morning in Tesco for £4.75. For those who know this stretch of coast, you may wonder why we opt for East Wittering rather than its more well known cousin to the west, and there are three good reasons. Firstly you don't have to pay the £10 parking charge (we just park in a side road) secondly in the summer West Wittering is closed to dogs and thirdly this stretch of beach is far less crowded.
Dogs and children loved the outing and husbands tolerated it with a fair bit of good tempered moaning along the way.
The weather wasn't brilliant, but it stayed dry for long enough for us to drink some beer, eat sausages, sandwiches and picnic eggs and only started to rain as we walked the last few yards to the car on the way home.
Best of all we (my sister!) managed to get some photos of Theo with us and with his cousins. So easy not to do (I think the last one with all three of us was on his second birthday) and yet so important to do every once in a while.
PS - Theo's lovely doggy jumper was provided by the kind folks at Barbour. It's in the summer sale at the moment and their autumn/winter range is launching soon.