Weston super Mare

The long beach

Ripples coming in over sand

“Gndad - Can we paddle?”

“Sure!”  Incautiously.

Further out - tiny waves

Jumping them harmless enough.

I knew what was coming

But found myself smiling.

Further out - bigger waves

Higher jumping

Further out - of course

Squeals and splash - splash

“Gndad - We’re soaking!”

Everyone laughing

Into the car


Plastic on the seats,

Damp puddles,

Home in no time

Hot baths for all.

Did anyone tell Mum and Dad?