A day at the beach | Peter Matthews — Whispers and Echoes

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Puffy white clouds avoiding the crowds buckets and spades put on the shades ice creams we lick `em seagulls they nick `em toddlers shout family day out sun, sea, and sand isn’t it grand! Peter Matthews, a country boy at heart, lives with his wife of 47 years in the suburbs of Nottingham, England.  His greatest […]

A day at the beach | Peter Matthews — Whispers and Echoes

23 thoughts on “A day at the beach | Peter Matthews — Whispers and Echoes

  1. Oh you lucky folks who lived near a beach and an ocean or sea. My first experience at a seaside was at the age of 13 and I was shocked at how kids played in the sand and trotted out into the waves lapping on the shore. Truly an amazing experience for a kid from dusty and dry west Texas. Great poem, Peter.

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    1. We are never far from the sea in the UK Margo and it is always possible to have a day trip to paddle. The village that is further from the sea than any other human settlement in the UK is Coton in the Elms, Derbyshire. One kilometre south-east is Church Flatts Farm, which is 113km (70 miles) from the nearest point on the coast, or 72km (45 miles) from the nearest tidal water.


  2. Ah, Peter, I loved your poem.
    Just two weeks of the school holidays left, I should make a big effort and gather up my family for a seaside day out, it’s the stuff memories are made of.

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      1. Funny you should suggest that. Sophie and Evie collected rubbish in their local children’s playground. Teenagers had been spotted partying in the playground the night before. Sophie posted a picture of six-year-old Evie on the Otley town facebook group with the bags of rubbish she’d collected with a request that parents teach their teenaged children to take their rubbish home and not leave it to endanger wildlife and where small children play. She got almost two hundred likes!

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      1. HA! We never did that. 😀 It was a very warm southern section of the Pacific. However, we did live at the northern end of the Pacific for a quite a few years and there it could get cold at the beach during our winter season. 🙂

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