So today we were wondering how to structure this 365 Nature days project a bit more and came up with the idea that we would include a weekly post linked to a letter of the alphabet. I am a bit embarrassed to say that both of us only realised this evening that 52 weeks would mean one letter every 2 weeks and not weekly as we originally thought!
We would love for people to get involved and to contribute to discussions, share interesting stories, facts and activities to help make 365 Nature Days relevant to as many people as possible, whether in the UK, South Africa, Australia, America or elsewhere in this fascinating world we all call home!
Please contact us to let us know what you find interesting and if you’d like to offer, do a guest post yourself or we will try our best to find out more about it for you. If you find it interesting, chances are that somebody else will too. It could be about anything nature related at all. 🙂
Due to Gumby Legacy’s first fundraising activity happening this Friday, for A today we have chosen to do Aberavon beach.
Beaches are absolutely amazing places to enjoy nature at its best. With wind, water, sand, shells, stones and range of little critters just waiting to be discovered, it’s a cheap and easy afternoon of enjoyment and entertainment for you and the kids, whether it’s sunny or cloudy.
This easily accessible South Wales beach has 3 miles of sandy – ness which is just fantastic for sandcastle building, dog walking, running and treasure hunting for driftwood, shells or countless other wonders. In my experience, quite a few of the seafronts in the UK (mainly in England) have pebble beaches and this just doesn’t feel right to me as a trip to the sea isn’t complete without the annoying discovery of sand in your clothes, shoes, bag or car for hours and even days after. It always makes me smile. I used to think that a trip to the beach wasn’t complete without a swim in the sea. I soon got over that idea though – the water is not quite as tempting in the UK as it always was in SA!
With the iconic and interesting (some might say a bit ugly) steelworks on the left, beautiful views of Swansea and Mumbles on the right, a stroll along the 2 mile flat walkway, or promenade if you feel like being a bit sophisticated, is always pleasant. The path is divided with plenty of space for walkers, wheelchair users, pushchair pushers, cyclists and ‘free to run around a bit’ children. Generally speaking, everybody behaves very well and there is plenty of room for everyone to have fun safely without getting in anyone’s way.
The sea is a great and safe beach for all sorts of water sports including kayaking, boating, swimming (I trained to swim around the Isle of Wight here in my pre-baby life!) and of course surfing. With thriving lifeguard and RNLI stations keen to get involved in the community, we are really excited to be holding our ‘Surf’s Up for Kids’ fundraising event at Aberavon beach this Friday, 4 – 7pm.
For a £5 donation per person, come and have a go at surfing, enjoy a tasty hog roast roll and have a fun-filled end of summer evening with the family at our beautiful local beach.
For more about this great beach on our doorstep in South Wales, visit this link.
Where is your favourite beach and what is your best thing about a trip to the seaside?