We both love the sea and we both love wandering along the promenade and walking out to sea along a pier. So what could be a better place to visit on Valentines Day than Llandudno with its promenade and its pier?
14th February – sunshine and blue skies – well, that makes a change! Share our day at the sea in North Wales with words by Jude and photos by me.
Except in the fairground rides which glow with colour even though they are hibernating for the winter.
The outdoor cafe seating area hibernates too, but the indoor version provides a welcome respite from the chilly far point of the pier. The effects of the biting wind are done away with. Noses are blown, tears are wiped away as coffees and doughnuts are relished. A few of the cute little stalls remain open whatever the weather, selling typical seaside wares.
Freedom and wide open spaces
Freedom from the rain
Sheer pleasure at feeling the power of the sun return
Children laughing, enjoying being outside
Their parents smile at the joy of simple pleasures
Sitting by the sea, listening to waves lapping the shore
Watching patterns of sunlight playing on distant headlands.
The wide promenade gives space for aimless wanderings, for children to ride scooters and bikes, and for us all to admire the architecture of the seafront of hotels. We enjoyed our day at the seaside and are hoping the sea air will do us good!
Enjoy my gallery of some of my other photographs of our day in Llandudno.