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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Exploring Our Town: A Walk On The Pier


Just before Christmas, we moved in to a brand new seaside town.

Although we've visited for a few hours here and there before in the summer, we want to become more familiar with our new home town and so we've decided that at least once a week we'll head out exploring.

And it seems like a great opportunity to get to grips with my new camera too, so it will be joining us for the journey!

This weekend, we dropped in to the pier.

We can see the pier from our house, and it looks so pretty all lit up of a night.

The pier first opened back in 1879 and it gives such a glance back to yester-year when you stroll along taking in the sea views, and all the sights and smells of the old fashioned fairground style rides and food stalls.












Tyne was delighted watching the sea go by under his feet, and of course all of the rides and sweet smelling candy on offer were a delight to his senses too!










Over there on the rise is our house...we're so lucky to have such a beautiful view!











We had such a fun time playing arcade games and putting Tyne on the rides, we've started a little prize ticket collection to save up so we'll be going back every other weekend to see if we can bag a good prize by the end of the year!;)


And look what we found! Who recognises what movie this is from?!





Our first little exploration of our new home town was so much fun, I'm excited what little treasures we find next!


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65 comments:

  1. What a stunning view you have!
    Lovely photos! Looks like you had a great time!

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  2. Aww, you're so lucky to live near the sea. That is our dream. I think Stacey would want to be in the arcades all the time though lol xx

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  3. Beautiful photos.

    I would love to live near the seaside one day.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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  4. Would love to live near the sea! Such a fantastic place to educate little ones about nature :)

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  5. I too live near the sea, altho there arent any piers in cornwall :(

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  6. fab photos and lovely location tyne looks gorgeouson all the pics and some lovely ones of you too :-) xx

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  7. I love the coast in winter. Fabulous photos, makes me want a day out to the seaside, think I might have to go :)

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  8. Love the photos! Looked like you had a fab time!

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  9. Lovely place - I've been previously! Looks like the little fella had a great time.

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  10. So pretty! I used to live in Eastbourne, and I really miss the British seaside, piers especially. Lucky you, having that amazing view.

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  11. what a beautiful area; wish I lived near a coast.

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  12. Good to explore your town. It's amazing how many people will happily travel to other places to 'explore', but don't know what's on their own doorstep

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  13. I've not been to the coast for ages.

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  14. Looks like you had a fab day out!

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  15. Fab! Enjoy exploring your new town x

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  16. Used to go with my parents a long time ago to Paignton,must be lovely to see the pier from your home!
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  17. Looks like you had a great day out!

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  18. Your photos are lovely, I would love to love beside the sea. x

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  19. your so lucky to be living somewhere like that, beats my view of a massive chimney from the cement works :(

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  20. wow your a photographer right? these are beautiful photos... such an amazing trip you had. the pictures show it all. love.. thanks for sharing this piece of your trip with us!

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  21. Looks like a lot fun, Very lovely pictures,

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  22. Lovely photos, looks like you all had a great time.

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  23. Like you I live right by the coast with a beautiful sea view from my thirteenth floor flat. I love where I live, especially in the summer. I hope you'll be very happy in your new home.

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  24. You are very lucky to live on the coast! I think it's important to explore our local area - so often we take things for granted because they are right on our doorstep and so miss out on great experiences.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  25. we're not far from the coast, but not as close as you! enjoy your new home xx

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  26. What a wonderful place to live! I need to move. :)

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  27. Wow! lucky you. I can't even imagine how beautiful it looks like from your window. Fantastic photos :)

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  28. You are very lucky to live close to the seaside. I am 2 hours away from the sea :( x

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  29. This makes me want to live by the sea and a pier, I'd love to be able to take my daughters regularly!

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  30. love days like these.... grew up near water and love every chance to explore places near it.

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  31. I love the coast, I'm lucky to live close too

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  32. Something very British about piers.

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  33. reminds me of my childhood

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  34. looks like a really nice place i have never been but looks nice

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  35. This takes me back to childhood. Must be so fun going for walks on the beach.

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  36. lovely photos and you live in such a lovely place

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  37. Your pics remind me of our trip to Blackpool.

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  38. BIG! (in reference to the fortune teller machine!)
    I always found them so creepy!

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  39. Wow! Lucky you living in such a beautiful place x

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  40. Lovely photos, lucky you to live there.

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  41. Beautiful photos, it looks like a lovely place for all of the family.

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  42. I get very reminiscent about piers as I used to go to Brighton pier a lot with my dad when I was little. I know they're a bit tacky but I still love them.

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  43. Oh wow looked like you have an amazing time i use to live at Skegness to always went up on the pair i loved it

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  44. I enjoyed your photos. Such a fun place to live!

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  45. What a lovely colourful day out

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  46. Looks like a really fun place and the coast area there is so beautiful :)

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  47. My dream is to live by the sea. Your exploring looks so much fun - I can't imagine being able to to that every week or whenever you want instead of just as a holiday treat.

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  48. Ah i've never been here but looks like a nice place to visit!

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  49. Oh wow what fun - must pay it a visit

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  50. Fab photos!! Can't beat a hot donut ;) x

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  51. its gorgeous living next to the sea when I first moved to the coast just walking and as you do explore it was lovely then as it is everyday I do it ,the sea air sound of the waves , dreamy enjoy every moment it cant be beat

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  52. great photos, it looks like you had a lovely time.

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