The North Yorkshire coast is my favourite part of this country. Give me the sea, beautiful beaches, bustling seaside towns and open countryside over big cities any day. I love the seaside. I last wrote about visiting Whitby when I was about twenty weeks pregnant with Olivia, I mentioned at the end of the post that I hoped that the next time I visited, I would have my baby in tow with me. How crazy is it that I did, this time? I know that I keep coming back to this word in particular but 'surreal' really is the one word that crops up when I think of how to describe my life at the moment. Surreal in the happiest, loveliest way.
We've really been making an effort to get out of the house and explore on Jack's days off this summer. Olivia probably won't remember her first summer, but I want each one that she has to be full of happy memories and experiences. I'm so happy that I caught the moment when she first saw the sea on camera, and the moment that she first padded her little feet in the soft sand.
We started with short distance trips around our local area and then gradually built upon the time spent in the car. Olivia is a dream to travel with but she still struggles with napping properly when she's out so that's something we need to try and crack!