Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Beach Bums and BBQ's

Each year when we go away one thing is a must: A Beach BBQ. 
Now my Grandparents are a bit older we have the BBQ outside the house and then retire to the beach for a fire and marshmallow roasting. 
We didn't do much with the meat this year, but M caught a corker of a Seabass so that took centre stage. We stuffed it with oranges, garlic and onion which was amazing. 
We also wrapped the mackerel we caught in foil and buried it in the centre of the beach fire to cook, another beautifully simple but unbelievably tasty dish. 
To top it all off we had the cheesecake which we made for G's birthday and marshmallows. 

^ A west country classic...

We built the fire and watched the sun go down.

P x

Friday, August 21, 2015

English Summer

Get ready for a few beach based posts... 
I headed down to west wales recently for a couple of days. I've been going to the same place for the last 19 years and its become a second home to me and my family.
I decided I wanted to make the most of being by the sea and swim every day, so on one particularly clear evening I took the camera with me. 

I'm still using the Olympus and loving it, I played around with the different setting and even took a bit of video which came out beautifully! 

I however can not rock the wet hair look so photo's of me in the sea are generally a bit sketchy which I apologise for! 

 P x

Monday, August 10, 2015

Cornwall 2015

Having gone to Newquay for the past 3 years now so I'm well aware that a lot of it isn't really 'my bag', however the beaches are beautiful and for surfing they are some of the best. Boardmasters is a music/surf festival based down in Cornwall, so we headed down for the weekend for a chill on the beach.
I took a new waterproof camera to give it a whiz in the sea, I absolutely loved it for the ocean, a quick shutter speed made it easy to capture candid moments and it adjusts to different lighting so well as the sun glare off the water can be a pain. I will however apologise for the varying colours of the pictures, as I was swimming I must of hit some buttons and I accidentally applied the 'art filter' which essentially made the colours more vivid which is why the pictures look so jumbled!

We started the day Harbour jumping and then headed to Fistral beach for a swim in the sea as the waves weren't anything special, we headed into town for a couple of drinks and (bad) dancing to finish the weekend. The weather was beautiful and just made the day! Every time I go to the beach it makes me wish I lived closer to the sea.

P x