Strictly speaking the title should start “bodyboarding”, but it’s already overly verbose!
Here’s today’s Surfline surf forecast for Bude Summerleaze:
We very rarely go to Summerleaze, and we very rarely go bodyboarding when a brisk westerly wind has blown out the swell. However we currently have two small visitors who were eager to play with their buckets and spades. Bude is our closest beach, with the added benefit of having plenty of sand exposed at high tide.
These were the sights that greeted us on our arrival:
As you can see there were lots of people both on the beach and in the water.
Here’s a much closer look at what was happening when we jumped into our little corner of the North Atlantic Ocean:
Lacking the right sized wetsuits the children didn’t spend long in the ocean, but they did have lots of fun on the beach:
Especially when protected from the brisk westerly wind!
Apart from the kids, another reason for our trip to the seaside in Bude is revealed by today’s “Water Fit Live” map from the South West Water web site:
I don’t know about you, but the start of the school summer holidays doesn’t strike me as being the best time at which to turn off the local sewage pollution monitoring equipment?
Finally, for the moment at least, here’s a view of our colourful art department and Lisa the LEAF, who had been watching all the comings and goings in the large Summerleaze car park whilst the rest of us were enjoying ourselves on the sand and in the sea: