Just being back from our trip to Dorset for the weekend I wasn’t feeling like staying in on Tuesday so when I asked Charley where she’d like to go and she said the coast I decided that we’d head to Portsmouth sea front. The weather was supposed to be alright and we could have a final trip to the sea before autumn is upon us.
So, being a bit of a last-minute thought we bundled into the car and headed for Portsmouth sea front. Its only just over an hours drive to get there but as usual it was lunchtime when we arrived.
Having parked up we headed to the sea front and went immediately to the fish and chip kiosk where we got three cones of chips as a last treat of the summer holidays. We then headed to the sea front where a hovercraft was just coming in from the sea. We stopped to watch that before we started eating our chips. The children loved watching the hovercraft and getting a bit of a soaking when it returned into the sea!
We sat there for quite a while with Charley scooping up stones to put in the empty chip cones, pretending she had ice-creams to sell, while Bodhi talked to the starlings and seagulls picking up the dropped chips.
As it was feeling a bit like a traditional day out at the seaside we headed to the amusement arcade where I exchanged 30p into 2p’s for Charley so she could put them into the slot machines. I loved doing this as a kid at Brighton sea front in the pier arcades. She was a little disappointed when they’d all gone, but we soon saw the rides next to the arcade and she’d forgotten the lost pennies.
She soon found the little red car she wanted to ride in and away she went, round and up, waving to us as she went by. Poor Bodhi was a bit unhappy that he didn’t get to have a go this time but it won’t be long before he’s old enough too.
There also looked to be a good playground next to the car park but our ticket was running out of time so we had to head back. I’m sure we’ll head back again when the weather is nice at the weekend and maybe take the hovercraft to the Isle of Wight.