A Slice of Serenity

West Wittering is my number one favourite local day trip destination- all year round but especially during the warmer months of the year. It’s a slice of holiday just a forty minute drive away from where I live. On Tuesday, Aaron, Hannah (his sister), Bud (his dog) and I made a trip to West Wittering. The weather was cloudy to start with but as the day broke into afternoon the clouds cleared and we celebrated as it became warm and sunny.

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Every time I have been to West Wittering in the last year or so we have had Bud with us, which means we have always been in the dog-only, Bud friendly area. It is super beautiful and guaranteed to make for a very happy Kat- and a super happy and relaxed Bud. As soon as we arrived we all ate our storybook picnic sandwiches – egg and also cheese and cucumber – and quickly made our way through popcorn and chocolate!

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Hannah and I wanted to paddle our feet into the sea and tried to make Bud come along too but he wasn’t having any of it. After an hour or so of sunbathing and playing piggy in the middle with Bud, with the help of Aaron, we managed to convince Bud to come in too (bribing with sticks was the most effective way). The water was surprisingly warm and this made it feel more and more like a day holiday.

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Despite the fact that West Wittering has always been packed with smiley, excited faces when I’ve visited, it is my number one place to feel tranquil and rested. It’s probably my favourite beach because despite being the sandy beach we dream of, it’s far more than just a picture perfect location. It’s a little bit edgy and a pretty kind of unruly. Its easy admission of being beautiful and yet never sorry for staying true to its prettily untidy naturalness is for sure why I will be going there again as soon as I can.

We finished the day with an ice cream before walking back to the car. West Wittering was a super fun way to spend one of my days off this week. It was brilliant to just walk Bud around the “dogs allowed” area where I was allowed to run about, roll in the sand and splash my paws in the sea while Aaron, Hannah and Bud watched.

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea,” – Karen Blixen.

~ Kat ~

 

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