Subtle Change

Stone emoticonSo, September has slipped away. For me, it’s a month that embodies the subtle change against a familiar framework. School starts for a new year. Familiar. New classes, teachers and classmates, and new challenges are set. New pencil cases. Change.

As a family, we revisit our family traditions, which evolve as the children grow. Familiar, but different. The growing season winds down and the leaves on the trees begin to turn. The season marches on. Easing us gently towards the colder months.

I’m enjoying baking the familiar apple pies, which will take up more of my spare time as we bring in the apples from our trees. Familiar. Even there, I’m yearning to slightly change it. Still apple pie, but eager for a subtle difference. Change.

seriously not boring walking bookLast Sunday, the weather was perfect for a walk. An unknown walk to fit the new season. Familiar family pursuit, but different.  I chose a local walking book for inspiration. A birthday present, never used.

Sand Bay

We landed in Sand Bay. Between Weston-Super-Mere and Clevedon. A place we had driven to, but never stopped before.

Sand Point

The guide book brought the walk to life. Places pointed out. Milestones to reach. Even better, beaches with fossils and volcanic rock to find.

fossils at Middle Hope

The children are old enough now to explore by themselves. They make quite a team. Disappearing and returning with tales of caves and fossils that they’ve discovered.

Sand point beach

Verdict: It was a good walk. One to add to our list of favourites and return to in the future.

Middle Hope bay

Maybe this weekend, I’ll pick out another walk from the book.

wall climbingFamiliar, but different.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

12 thoughts on “Subtle Change

  • Saturday 3 October, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Oh my goodness, that is absolutely beautiful. The views are just stunning. I could sit there for hours! Love all the rocks you found too, and that last photo is great x #countrykids

    • Wednesday 7 October, 2015 at 11:28 am

      I loved the little beaches and I really can’t help searching for stones.

  • Saturday 3 October, 2015 at 1:07 am

    That’s just the sort of beach we’d love to explore. It’s good to break the routine and discover new places. I would have brought back home a huge bag full of rocks too.

    • Wednesday 7 October, 2015 at 11:29 am

      The area is SSI, so we had to leave the fossils, but not before I’d taken their photos!

  • Saturday 3 October, 2015 at 8:13 am

    My kids would love the fossils, sounds like the kind of walk we’d enjoy too. I’m also baking lots with apples, my mum is providing a never ending supply. Mostly windfalls so have to use them pretty quickly. #countrykids

    • Wednesday 7 October, 2015 at 11:31 am

      We love fossil hunting. Different kind on this beach, from our usual ones. The apples do keep on coming!!

  • Saturday 3 October, 2015 at 11:57 am

    I think it’s important to keep things rolling in a similar pattern day to day but to see large changes looking back. It’s great that you keep your family traditions in place whilst changing the slightly year on year as the children get older but also allow them to evolve. It’s great that you can trust your kids to go and explore by themselves whilst on a family walk so that they can come back and tell tales of all the exciting places and items they found along their way. It looks like you found a beautiful walk, I’m sure you’ll be going back there again one day soon! Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

    • Wednesday 7 October, 2015 at 11:33 am

      They do make a good team. Parts of me miss looking at what they have found every 20 seconds, but I know they are learning so much more. They still come back and tell me!

  • Saturday 3 October, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    What a wonderful place to walk, the views are beautiful. A bit of change is a good thing isn’t? Too much and it becomes unsteadying – if that is a word!

    • Wednesday 7 October, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Balance and growing. Just enough to keep us going. The views were beautiful.

  • Tuesday 6 October, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I like the sound of that book and that does look like a beautiful spot for a walk and finding fossils and volcanic rock makes it much more interesting 🙂

    • Wednesday 7 October, 2015 at 11:49 am

      It is a good book. We’ll definitely use it again. And, yes, the fossils and rocks addded something to the walk.

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