I love the English country side, but when it’s coupled with the sea side, it becomes something that is more than just stunning. You know, when the beach meets the grass and goes up in mountains that has cows and sheep spread like cotton wool, plus the high trees, lovely seagulls and people fishing, swimming and eating ice cream? Ok you get the picture, it just makes me wonder why we in the gulf don’t have nature like this. Maybe God gave us enough money to travel the world and enjoy its wonders, maybe that is the reason for having the oil in our countries. I am certainly one of the lucky ones that can travel and see places but don’t have to spend any money to see them.
When we left the bus, the group spread, I wasn’t hungry as I had a bowl of porridge and couple of toasts, butter and honey for breakfast, but when I saw the English style cafe I couldn’t resist the scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, so off I went in and asked for those to be brought to my table, next to me were a couple just having their breakfast (sharing a plate of toast and jam I guess as I didn’t see other than that plate on their table) we started to talk, and we had a laugh. They told me that they rent a caravan for 300 pounds a week with their grand kids, and while the kids are swimming they both go for walks and enjoy the scenery. I was utterly ashamed of myself, dunking my head into every restaurant and cafe asking for food instead of going for walks! I decided that after I treat myself to this proper tea I will go for a long walk, and so I did.
The people here want to live life to the last drop. A woman walking and the man on the wheel chair, a man walking and the woman in the wheel chair, two people walking with the help of a walker, a blind woman with a stick holding on to her husband who was vividly explaining to her the picturesque scenery! I over heard him telling her that there are people fishing, children having ice cream, and lots of seagulls! I heard her say that she can hear the seagulls, but she cannot smell the ice cream! he went and bought her a scoop of Vanilla ice cream, so she can imagine it licked by the walking kids. Lovely