Sunday, 4 March 2012

SUNNY DAYS

As it is cold, grey and raining hard today, I thought I would post some photos of holidays when the sun was always shining!



This is my Mother, sister and me, on a beach in East Anglia, in 1949! We all wore bathing hats then, and swimming costumes tended to be navy blue and robust!




This one must be about the same sort of time, but it is at Cromer, in Norfolk. Holidaymakers then had to return to their Boarding Houses for lunch, so there was a huge exodus from the beach round about 12.30. Cromer has fairly high cliffs, so there was a long trudge up a sloping path to the top. You can see the old fashioned dresses, and prams. I don't know if it will enlarge if you click it.




This is Cromer again, only in February, about 10 or so years ago. There was a lovely pier with a theatre at the end, where typical seaside shows were put on.




Up to the more or less present, Moel-y-don, on Anglesey, Wales, overlooking the Menai Straits.




One of my favourite places - Humphrey Head, on the Lake District side of Moreover Bay.




Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands belonging to Spain. Lovely place, warm and friendly




And lastly, Rudyard Lake, near Leek, in Staffordshire. Not very far from us, and we really must go again when Spring comes. There are lovely walks along the lake, in the woods, boats to watch and a cafe that does gorgeous bacon baps!

10 comments:

Diane said...

All lovely places and such great photos Gilly - especially the 1st one! I love Cromer and Menorca. x

Karen S. said...

What vivacious beauty all around you! Moveover Bay area especially (new to me) but looks to be quite the spot to see. ...and was it bacon baps? Not sure what they are but surely most tasty ....great family memories on the sunny day at the beach...I do remember those tight and hard to put on caps for swimming when we were in school! Nice collection of photos!

Tracy said...

love the photo of you and your family...how fun! and the photos of scenery are fantastic! such beauty...

Hollace said...

You are so clever to find sunny pictures to cheer us all up on these cold wet days! I love the old Cromer pix.

Patricia said...

Love your photos, lots of memories there. Gilly just to let you know I have awarded you the Leibster Award. You can read all about it over on my blog.

Tracy said...

Hi Gilly I have found your blog via Patricia and am looking forward to reading your posts x

Tracy said...

Hi Gilly I have found your blog via Patricia and am looking forward to reading your posts x

cheshire wife said...

That is a varied selection of sunny places that you have visited.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Such pretty places Gilly. As always, I love your old pictures best of all!

Judy (kenju) said...

I enjoy your photos, Gilly. There sure have been a lot of changes in Cromer!

I remember those navy bathing suits; mine was wool and really scratchy!