#writephoto : The Beach.

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

It is Thursday afternoon and time for KL’s photo prompt. As KL says it’s June, the weather has decided to be kind and we are slowly coming out of lockdown. Many people are thinking of Summer holidays and the beach.

So, what does the beach mean to you, your characters or your childhood memories?

For visually challenged writersthe image shows 2 large pairs of wellies and a child pair of wellies on a sandy beach.

At the Beach – Image by KL Caley.

Mummy, Dad and me
In our wellies on the sand
Windy but we are grand
Happy times for us to play
I’ll remember all my days.

Mum and Dad took us all to the beach every year.There were six of us, and it was always special. Dad used to roll his trousers up and take us in the sea . We used to play games, eat cockles and skim stones .

We have sat on beaches with the children and been frozen! We have sat on beaches and fried. We have travelled abroad and at home but of all the beaches we have visited it the ones with the children that have been the best.

Rain or cold never worried us we had kagools and wellies! Today I have lots of memories to look back on. Freezing at Bournemouth while the boys played happily in the sand followed by hot chocolate. Getting burned in Zanté with the lads, older splashing out in the sea cold beers all round later.

Climbing the rocks and fishing in the rock pool what delights we would find. Then there is the Dorset coast where we could find lots of fossils and make up all sorts of stories about the animals that where now dead and trapped in the rocks.

Best of all was skimming stones, we all loved doing this and whiled away many an hour at the beach. Now I see our grandchildren doing the same . Happy Days.


KL Caley at Novel Ideas has offered to take on Sue Vincent’s #writephoto weekly challenge now Sue has moved on to a higher plain.

41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Jun 03, 2021 @ 18:23:30

    Lovely memories, Sis! 💜


  2. pensitivity101
    Jun 03, 2021 @ 18:24:13

    Lovely memories Willow. The Dorset coast is indeed full of fossils, and sharks teeth!


  3. Dr. Crystal Grimes
    Jun 03, 2021 @ 18:43:16

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful beach memories, Willow! ❤


  4. Dale
    Jun 03, 2021 @ 19:53:40

    What wonderful memories, dear Willow!
    I’m now thinking of all the beaches we spent with our boys when they were younger… and the few times with my sisters and parents.


  5. Sadje
    Jun 03, 2021 @ 23:46:39

    A lovely, nostalgic post.


  6. robertawrites235681907
    Jun 04, 2021 @ 03:50:08

    This is a lovely piece and poem, Willow. It’s so nice to read happy thoughts and posts.


  7. Gray Dawster
    Jun 05, 2021 @ 10:35:52

    I think it’s a great idea to write true life experiences based upon a photograph prompt like this, and what a wonderful story you offered.

    Happy weekend Willowdot.

    Andro x


    • willowdot21
      Jun 05, 2021 @ 16:08:47

      Why don’t you join in, on these prompts Andro you would be most welcome 💜


      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 11:31:29

        It sounds rather interesting and yes I might do that, but first I need to be more regular inside my WordPress space and getting back into an every day kind of thing, like before.

        Keep prompting me, I’m sure that I will take up the challenge at some point, and I will probably enjoy it.

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:02:08

        I know you will 😃

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 12:07:00

        You have faith in me that’s for sure, I’ve been reading comments back and forth from several postings. The one that stood out was when you were being corrected on how you should present your poetry, a Japanese styled piece if I’m not mistaken. My thoughts on this is that nobody needs to be corrected and one should write how they wish, there’s no right or wrong way in my opinion. Hey but that’s just my own opinion 😮 lol

        Happy Sunday Willow.

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:34:35

        I agree with you poetry should be presented as we the writer see fit. Yet Colleen is trying to coach many of us in the art of Japanese poetry so that we can have our work published in poetry journals. She she is tutoring not critising . If you want to publish poetry you have to get it right or the journals won’t even entertain it 💜

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:39:36

        Yes I understand and of course any assistance given in that scenario is very helpful when thinking of publishing one’s own work.

        I hope you are successful when yours are read my dear.

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 06, 2021 @ 10:53:11

        Sometimes their okay sometimes they are not . The ones I like best are the ones written from my heart 💜

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 07, 2021 @ 07:15:56

        Yes those are written and hold a true meaning.

      • willowdot21
        Jun 07, 2021 @ 09:01:24

        That’s just how I feel about them 💜

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 09, 2021 @ 13:20:10

        Keep on adding your poetry and stories my dear friend.

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 09, 2021 @ 18:46:38

        Thank you for the support

      • Gray Dawster
        Jun 11, 2021 @ 20:11:06

        You’re very welcome my dear 🙂

        Andro x

      • willowdot21
        Jun 12, 2021 @ 05:39:59


  8. KL Caley
    Jun 06, 2021 @ 05:58:30

    Oooh this is such a wonderful post Willow. So nostalgic. I have done these things too both with my own parents/grandparents and now with my children. Amazing that despite all these changing times, a wonderful day at the beach remains just that and still brings so much joy across the generations and you’ve captured it beautifully. Thank you for joining in the challenge:
    KL ❤


  9. noelleg44
    Jun 06, 2021 @ 19:40:36

    We have the same memories, Willow!


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