Storm chasing!

We got up super early this morning (for a Saturday, anyway) and drove to a nearby seaside town to watch the stormy waves at high tide. Upon arrival we discovered a newt in the middle of the car park, so we had a quick look at it before moving it to a safer spot. I don’t know much about newts as we rarely see them, but I think it was a female smooth or palmate newt. We walked around the seafront and harbour in search of the best waves. It was very windy and the rain was lashing down most of the time. Esther got splashed by a huge wave even though we were standing well back, and decided to watch from the safety of her pushchair from that point onwards. Everyone else got thoroughly wet. Afterwards we went for an all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet to warm up!

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