Well that’s the last Bank Holiday for this year over and done with until Christmas. I swear time just flies by waaay too fast nowadays, I can’t actually believe it’s already the beginning of September! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and made the most of it by doing something you enjoy, whether it was movie days, shopping, or going on a trip somewhere. I know that us full time workers definitely enjoyed the extra day off, and the short week back at work – it feels like a right treat!
I spent the Monday morning at Wells-next-the-Sea with Harry and his family. It was such a lovely morning and in the short time we were there we actually fitted a lot in. Harry’s parents drive down to Wells early for breakfast a few times a year, and sometimes leave as early as 6am to get there before the crowds gather later in the day. This time we left at 7am, which was a slight struggle for me considering I normally wake up at 7am for work, let alone leave the house at that time! However as early as it was, it’s always worth it to beat the rush.
Everyone was starving by the time we got there as it takes around 1.5 hours from where we live, so it was straight to the Golden Fleece for breakfast. This cosy, homely pub on the Quayside serves delicious food and they’re definately not shy on portion sizes, which is always a winner in my eyes. I wish I took a photo of the boys full English so you could see for yourself! After taking the longest time to decide between eggs royale and veggie full English (I can never choose easily which always gets on Harry’s last nerve) the eggs won me over.
With full stomachs we took a walk down the long path from the quay to the beach. It takes longer than you think to get down there but it was lovely to walk our breakfast off with the beautiful views across the water. Just before the entrance to the beach there’s the cutest beach cafe and an even cuter mini Joules shop called Joules Beside the Seaside which is so adorable. I didn’t buy anything as I’m trying to be good with money at the mo as our New York trip is fast approaching, but I so easily could have.
We walked quite far out onto the beach as the tide was out so there was masses of space. As we wandered round you could tell the place was slowly starting to get busier as more and more people were setting up for the day with pop up tents and picnics. We were lucky with the weather actually as after the torrential rain that had set in the day before, it was sunny and warm even with the see breeze which I think is what brought everyone out to the beach that day. We also walked by the endless row of pretty beach huts, which helps make this place so picturesque. After resting on the sand for a while we headed back to the entrance where we got the train that runs parallel to the pathway all the way back to the quay. It’s the cutest little train that’s probably aimed at families with young kids, but if it fits us in and saves our tired legs walking back then the train it is!
We got back to the quay around midday and the queue of people at the other end waiting to get on the train back to the beach was ridiculously long. Which is why getting up early and beating the rush was the best idea ever. After all the walking and sea air, we were ready for a drink and a little something to eat before heading home. It was back to the Golden Fleece (which by now was crazy busy) where I thoroughly enjoyed an Aspalls and mozzarella garlic bread. Just a little warning… if you go to the Golden Fleece in Wells and order the garlic bread, it’s massive. I don’t really know what size I was expecting but it was literally the size of a large pizza – so much for going for a ‘light snack’! They have a pizza oven and a large pizza menu, and the garlic bread was cooked like one of their pizzas. Definitely no complaints from me though, as it was delicious. So. Much. Cheese. After all that walking I had earned it though, right?
We had the most loveliest morning at the coast and if you’ve never been to Wells-next-the-Sea before I hope this post urges you to go, it’s beautiful!