It was Bank Holiday Monday today, and the sun was shining. We hadn’t really planned anything and I didn’t want to go to far, so we took a stroll up to the Plymouth Hoe with Miss M on her bike and Mister B in his pushchair.
It wasn’t too busy and the weather was much better than I had been expecting. The children love being out in the fresh air and we tried to find things to look for on the way.
Miss M loves cycling and led the way.
Mister B was fascinated by the statues on the war memorial and intrigued that the man had a gun. He then ran off to the main area of the Hoe overlooking the sea and had a little dance in the open space.
We then found a giant metal tortoise statue that they both love and hopped on for a ride.
After a walk around we then caught sight of the soldiers from the barracks doing a training run across the Hoe, Miss M is always in awe of soldiers and stood and watched while I sat on a bench and relaxed looking out to sea.
We then headed down on to the path along the seafront, and round the corner found a little tree lined path back inland with lots of exciting trees and wooden objects to climb on.
At the end of the path was a play park – their eyes lit up and off they ran to play, exciting having a go on everything as fast as they could.
As we had only snacked on a few bits for lunch, we decided to head to Royal William Yard for tea at Las Iguanas, this being the latest restaurant to open up there and one I have been keen to try out for a while. Mister B insisted on wearing his groovy glasses while Miss M had her eye on the chocolate brownies for dessert.
After eating, Miss M insisted we took a walk around the area, it was so peaceful, quiet, the sun was setting, it was still gloriously warm – what a great way to end the day.
We walked around to Devils Point with views out to sea. What a magical evening – I could have happily sat there for a while had it not been for two lively children keen to run around and explore. They ran up grassy banks, between trees, eager to be first to see what was around the next corner.
And to have a gorgeously sunny blue sky at 6pm was the perfect end to the day!