Day 9-Last day in Malaga, another beach day. Unofortunately the weather wasn't quite as nice as our previous beach day, it was overcast and just two or three degrees too low in temperature to be fully, completely comfortable in a swimsuit at the beach. But, we stayed there all day, in our swim suits haha. There were definitely moments when I wished the sun was out and it was a smidge warmer though.
Alice and Jane (and even Claire joined in once she picked up on what they were doing) spent nearly the whole day collecting pebbles, shells and shell fragments, and then making cool designs or "pies" out of them in the sand. And then doing it all again. So we brought some of them home and now we have a jar in Alice's room of shells from Malaga as well as Cornwall. I want to go to another beach so we can collect even more!
A simple day, but wonderful. Here are some pics:
We discovered on this trip that Claire could make a joke by busting out her "serious face" and giving us all the evil eye. It was very funny.
Once we had eaten and gotten all ready for a day at the beach, we took our picnic lunch the two blocks and, like I said, stayed pretty much the whole day.
Claire was cracking me up with her disregard for the sand all over her chubby lil hands as she stuffed pretzels into her mouth.
Just look at the inside of that hand! So icky icky sandy.
Hand switch, that's better.
Digging for shells and pebbles.
Jane just loved frolicking around in the sand. It was hard to catch her holding still, so all my photos of her are action shots!
We had one wave incident during the day - the tide had been creeping up on us slowly slowly and the waves were much bigger on this day than two days previous when we had come to the beach, probably because of the wind I imagine? One big huge wave totally swamped us, and what's funny is that there were loungers on either side of us, not that far away, and neither of them got wet! There was a perfect semi circle around where we were sitting haha.
We had been sitting in FRONT of the stroller haha. It came out of nowhere!
I guess it's kind of hard to tell in the photo but there was a definite arc around where we were! So weird!
So we gathered our strewn belongings and toys and scooted a good distance back.
Soakin in the rays.
Fun beach selfies!
We struggled just a bit to fit all four of us in the photo.
Here's what Max helped her make with of all her extra shells that we wouldn't let her take home. We left it on the beach wall for others to enjoy. I wonder if it's still there? Haha, doubtful.
She was having a suuuuuper hard time looking up because of the bright sun. So we got some funny expressions from her.
And Jane didn't want to be left out so she made a collage of all the awesome shells and rocks she had collected too.
Goodbye to Antonio Banderas Beach!
Day 10 - We woke up, tidied the apartment, got ourselves to the airport and flew back to London and home to Oxford.