Flying a Kite!
The much loved pocket kite comes most places with us at the moment, and the beautiful weather over the weekend (well at least one day of it) meant that we headed out to a few of our fantastic Gower beaches to have a play!
The wide open beach at Port Eynon is perfect - huge expanses of sand, lots of rock pools (some of which Jemima managed to end up knee deep in - teeny wellies don't quite do the trick with this little Puddle Jumper!), and even more exciting was the presence of the tractor trundling up and down the beach bringing boats in. It was one of our more successful kite trips - with Jemima beaming as she held on tight to the string (usually she gets distracted and lets go to head off and jump in another rock pool!).
Moving round to Rhossili Bay it seemed we weren't the only ones out flying kites - and were greeted by dozens of Para gliders launching off Rhossili Down - spiralling round and round, riding the thermals around Worm's Head and finally landing down on the beach next to the old shipwreck.
They had a huge audience, and Jemima thought them absolutely amazing - although her main interest seemed to be 'I chase them?' Think Paragliding might have to wait until another day!
About the Author
About Me & Mine
We are Elizabeth, Peter and Jemima (almost 2). We moved back to Mumbles, Swansea (on the beautiful Gower) when we had Jemima after a long while living on the South Coast. We're loving giving Jemima a taste of the great outdoors, and a love of all things muddy/ sandy/ surf related that we can! Having met and worked as SCUBA instructors in Malaysia many years ago, and both travelled lots for work, Jemima has proved most adaptable to "continent hopping" and enjoys seeing the world!
Favourite place in the world:
Tricky! We're rather spoilt by having the whole of the Gower on our doorstep - Pwll Du beach which you can only reach by foot being a particular favourite! Our other favourite beach is a secret one in Penang, Malaysia - 12 years ago you could only get there by hiking through the jungle for a few hours - now it's part of a National Park and Jemima had a very fun boat trip to get there!
Favourite things to do outdoors:
We have a particular leaning towards water based activities, and we're now including a bit more child friendly surfing along with the diving. We also love any kind of walking - be it a wander along the seafront to our favourite playground, or a great big hike in the Brecon Beacons and beyond. When we can we also fit in a bit of cycling, canoeing (big, open Canadian canoe types) and a lot of camping in our new family sized tent.