Last Sunday we had planned to go on a guided nature walk, but with sub zero temperatures we decided that two hours outside was just a bit too long for the kids, however well wrapped up they were.
But, we were still desperate to get outside so we decided to go to the beach at Breakheart.
As we walked from the car to the beach, we relived the moment last winter where the 4yo fell off his scooter into an icy pond! Would you believe, that walk formed the basis of my first ever Country Kids post, what an amazing time we’ve had since then!
As we rounded the last bend and headed onto the beach a frozen lake lay before us. An expanse of swirly, thin ice covered the lake as far as we could see.
Our expected game of finding, and then throwing, stones into the water swiftly changed to skimming stones across the ice, which made the oddest sound, svuuue echoing across the lake.
Inevitably, skimming turned to throwing and attempting to smash the ice! Accompanied by stomping on the edge to break up the ice and watch it float – often under the remaining sheet of ice!
And of course, no walk would be complete without a really big stick :)
With heavy snowfall forecast for this weekend, I suspect next weeks Country Kids could involve lots of the white stuff :)
As always I am linking up with the wonderful Fiona at Coombe Mill’s Country Kids. As the weather gets colder it gets harder to go outside, but even in sub zero temperatures you can wrap up warm and get out for an hour :)
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