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Travel, Beach, and Sandcastles

Another Edition of Travel Tuesday with my cohost Belinda and I decided I wanted to skip forward in my recap of Wales and share with you one of the reasons I love going to the beach.  My family loves going to the beach.  From the west coast of Monterey, to the island of Oahu in Hawaii, to Seaside Heights at the Jersey shore on the East coast, to across the pond to pebble beaches of Brighton, and now over to the beaches in Wales.  It is all about being near the ocean, smelling the salt in the air, and enjoying our time at the seaside.  
We ended up going to the beach twice during our week in Wales which made me conclude that I could easily come back every year just to spend two whole weeks at the beach.  Honestly my sons would be quite happy about that.  With everything we did in New Jersey last Summer, some which were not that cheap, they preferred the free visits to the beach the most.  One of their favourite things to do, well after running into the ocean to body surf a million times, is to build sandcastles.  Last year they had an amazing time with Nonna using all the neat buckets and shovels for sandcastle building.  There is just now limit when it comes to creativity and will power.
While we were in Wales I was inspired by two builds from other patronages of the beach.  Though not big and intricate, they were simple and beautiful.  The first because the kids who had built it took the time to bring little flags for which to decorate the castle.  They even had the Welsh flag with the dragon on it.  The second was a speedboat because what could be a better setting for one than the beach? 

The folks at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks put together a lovely infographic about The World of Sandcastles and Sand sculptures.   It is all part of a Sandcastle building competition where you can take part, send in a photo, and win a holiday at one of their four holiday parks for up to six people!

Infographic presented by Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks
Q: What has been some creative builds you have seen at the seaside?
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