Would you like to watch the sunset? I asked my children. School day over. Homework done. They thought I was going to take them into the garden and try to glimpse it through the trees. But I knew a place where they could see the sky blaze.
A bay with a view to the West. Sprinkled with rocks and shells where the water laps the sand. Bring your buckets, I told them.
A couple of strangers had chosen this new beach too. For a swim. To talk on a phone alone.My children wandered along the shore with joy. I watched them, my heart mimicking the glow of the sun.
We paused to watch the sunset.
The swimmer quietly passed by. Then my son started running. And I imprinted this memory in my mind. The evening I showed my children the sun slide down through the sky. My daughter giggled as she stepped into the chilly water. One moment they were still and then they were off again. It was not easy to persuade them it was time to go back home.
And like the rocks my son dragged back while the moon began peeking through the clouds, they are my treasures. As we got back in the car I laughed when they asked me when they could watch the sunset again.
I took my twins to Long Beach in Sag Harbour in the Hamptons which is a perfect setting for viewing a sunset. If you want to find out more about it in the daytime and sunshine then I’ve written about it in this post. But this outdoor adventure would be special at any beach when the sun slowly heads down.
Beautiful pictures – what a lovely way to spend the evening.
It was fun – thank you.
Beautiful post and photos! x
beautiful shots. love the close up shot, warm colours and lovely pink skies. looks perfect!
We were lucky as it wasn’t ‘t too cloudy.
The place and the photos takes my breath away! Beautiful.
Coombe Mill - Fiona says
What a beautiful sunset and a fantastic way to spend an evening! Nights like these make for treasured memories, thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
Only 10 minutes away from home but a great outing even on a school night!
What a wonderful post. Your blog is so good at reminding me that there is so much to be enjoyed when we just allow ourselves to escape from the daily grind. I’m not very good at just taking time, I’m always worrying about one more thing to get done, one more chore to be crossed off, but you have inspired me to try harder!
I’m lucky as I have some wonderful beaches and nature walks all close by.
Stunning photos, especially the sunset. I love spending time at the beach…
I’m trying to take advantage of the beaches while we live near them. Thank you
jenny paulin says
goodnes me you have taken some beautiful photos here – that sky is glorious. i must take mine to see a sunset next summer as it is a wonderful thing to see. x
It’s a real treat for kids and sunsets are free!
Charly Dove says
How fabulous Kriss, amazing photos – just love them. Sounds like you had a great time 🙂
Thanks – I loved our adventure together.
Beautiful memories, well captured moments. They remind me of a book we read with Emma, about a mummy and her girl, going to see the sea at night. Magical!
Thank you – would love to know about the book.
Gina Caro says
What lovely pictures and a great way to see the sun set 🙂
Thanks! It was actually a good excuse for me to see it too.
Your lovely pictures really brought the atmosphere to life. I would love to sit here watching the sun go down, it looks so serene and peaceful. 🙂
Very peaceful for me but kids are kids and they were running about!
That’s fabulous – a memory made.
Simply put, that’s beautiful!
Beautiful pictures, love the sunset 🙂
Actually Mummy... says
Beautiful – lovely memory for your kids here x
Thank you – fun memories for all of us.
Gorgeous photos and beautiful sunset
Absolutely gorgeous photos!#magicmoments
Thank you – I had a gorgeous time with my kids.
I loved this post. Gorgeous pictures too! 🙂
Thank you – I’m pleased you enjoyed it.
Beautiful photos as usual – you make even the simplest things look great!
Thank you – we were lucky that we had a decent sunset.
Jaime Oliver says
Kriss this is beautiful! what a really precious time with your children, even if they were busy lol
thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x
Funky Wellies says
Sunsets are so utterly beautiful… Great photos. xx
Gemma Murphy says
These photo’s are stunning, you live in such a beautiful place 🙂 #MagicMoments
Kate @craftsonsea says
Oh I love this Kriss! Beautiful photos and such a lovely idea too 🙂
Thank you! A simple outing that was special and fun.
Nichola Fabfortymum says
Oh wow Kriss, how utterly beautiful, I love this post. Your pictures are stunning and I love that you just packed the kids up and did this, fabulous.
Thank you for such a lovely comment. It actually was a spur of the moment decision to take them to see the sunset.
We live by the sea and just love going down on the beach this time of year. The wind just wakes and refreshes you.
Claire @ Great British Family blog says
Beautiful post and photos and what a lovely way to spend an evening with your children.
Thank you – it’s definitely one for my memories.
Lovely post and gorgeous photos! x
thank you for your lovely comment 🙂
Beautiful pictures! I’d love to walk along that beach at sunset.
Vikki (@cuteek) says
What a beautiful photoblog! I felt like you took me with you, the way you described it. I love to watch the sunset and just take it all in.
Thank you – it was a special evening with my children.