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BlueBelle Tue 23-Jul-19 07:24:36

This morning I got up at 4.30 am to take the grandkids for a swim as the sun rose It was magical and so warm even at that unearthly hour I m lucky in being a stones throw from the beach I was surprised as young teens they were up for getting up so early but they enjoyed it I hope it’s a memory that stays with them

Jane10 Tue 23-Jul-19 07:34:37

Beautiful place, time and experience sunshine

Grannyknot Tue 23-Jul-19 07:34:46

Bluebelle there is nothing quite like being by the ocean and on a beach in the early morning. I am certain your grandchildren will remember this special occasion for a long time smile

tanith Tue 23-Jul-19 07:44:44

That’s such a special thing to do.

Sara65 Tue 23-Jul-19 07:46:13

That sounds heavenly, I’m envious!

Nannylovesshopping Tue 23-Jul-19 08:21:13

Just lovely 🙂

Nannyfaraway Tue 23-Jul-19 08:30:15

That's lovely

Grammaretto Tue 23-Jul-19 08:32:07

How wonderful for you all. Thanks for sharing!

sodapop Tue 23-Jul-19 08:48:29

Lovely picture BlueBelle. I miss the sea a lot having lived in coastal towns for many years. I loved walking on the beach when it was cold and windy as well as in good weather.

Luckygirl Tue 23-Jul-19 08:50:16

Lovely pic and lovely memory for your GC.

I'm with sodapop in missing the sea!

EllanVannin Tue 23-Jul-19 09:37:40

Blimey, I'd have been turning over at that time and the beach is literally on my doorstep too. What a brilliant thing that you did-------maybe if I'd been a tad younger smile

Mapleleaf Tue 23-Jul-19 09:46:50

A wonderful experience for your GC, and a stunning sunrise picture. 😁

Gonegirl Tue 23-Jul-19 09:47:24

Well you had better do it for at least the next three mornings so it sticks in their minds.

Well done. Amazing effort.

BlueBelle Tue 23-Jul-19 10:01:36

Don’t give me too much credit I do often go down for the sunrise not usually to swim just to take photos and breathe the fresh air in
Not that young ellenvannin 75 after Christmas

Cambia Tue 23-Jul-19 10:10:39

What a gorgeous thing to do. They will always remember it!

Lisagran Tue 23-Jul-19 10:10:43

Wow! Beautiful

inishowen Tue 23-Jul-19 10:22:19

It's all about making memories. Yesterday we let our two year old GS play with the hosepipe. He soaked his sister and then the adults. The sheer joy on his face was priceless.

Day6 Tue 23-Jul-19 10:42:39

Oh Bluebelle, I think I'd be tempted to do that every morning. It sounds wonderful. I am envious! There is nothing like being by the sea with no one else about. What a magical experience for your grandchildren.

We are a good drive away from the coast, and like inishowen, our grandchildren get their water fun when Grandad puts the sprinkler on in the garden. (We have resisted those super-soaker water guns as we know full well we'd be their targets!grin) Today we are off for a walk in the woods while Mummy works.

Annaram1 Tue 23-Jul-19 10:56:05

Bluebelle, what a lovely gran you are . I am sure they will remember it for the rest of their lives. And I hope you do it again! Summer is so short... and so are children's holidays. I hope it inspires other grans near a beach to try to get up at that ungodly hour just to experience the sunrise. Being able to take your grandkids is lovely too, as so many live far from their grandparents.
Enjoy every moment!

Mistymorningstar Tue 23-Jul-19 11:06:49

Makes me want to pack up and move back to Oz - how i miss the ocean, madly badly especially now that i am on my own and no longer self employed etc., but i cannot leave my son - no he doesn't live with me - but too far to be away from him, so guess i am stuck in London - love it but still miss the stunning beaches i grew up with.

Diane227 Tue 23-Jul-19 11:24:20

A lovely way to start the day.

HootyMcOwlface Tue 23-Jul-19 12:03:16

How wonderful. It’s been a dream of mine to live by the sea. Maybe one day .....

nanaK54 Tue 23-Jul-19 12:12:38

How lovely

BBbevan Tue 23-Jul-19 14:20:00

What a great idea Bluebelle I have my GDs staying next week and we also live moments from the sea. If the weather is good I am going to suggest that.

Saggi Tue 23-Jul-19 14:34:43

Lovely ...I wake at 4 on the dot every morning....it’s so the best time of day. Unfortunately I haven’t a beach as I live in middle of England . I swim like a fish at my local pool 4 days a week...it’s not the same. I’m envious. Well done you! Those kids will remember that forever.