‘You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

I can’t really work out if we are out of lockdown yet or not! We haven’t changed our habits other than having another family round for a socially distanced meal. We didn’t race to the pubs or restaurants this weekend and have no intention of doing so.

Instead, we cleaned the house (it was long overdue), pottered around in the garden, and then on Sunday afternoon took the boys crabbing. We have been to Littlehampton before as it’s only about half an hour from where we live. As expected it was quite busy where we normally stand. There was a huge queue for ice creams. So instead we headed around to the other side of the harbour and ate our picnic.

There were very few people on our side and we managed a good couple of hours catching crabs. For the most part with no one else around. Part of the reason we to Littlehampton is because you are practically guaranteed to catch something. This time we even caught some baby fish too. Along with a lot of crabs! We lost count but it was close to 30! A couple of them were really big too!!

Monkey wasn’t sure about holding them and took a lot of persuading. Kipper on the other hand contented himself by throwing in stone after stone to the sea. It would have kept him happy for hours.

I’m looking forward to the week ahead. Mainly because next weekend we have plans and I can’t wait. It’s been a long time since we have been on an adventure. Let’s hope the weather is kind to us.

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9 Comments

  1. It’s so confusing- how can lockdown be over when the virus isn’t? We’re doing the same as you, not going out to pubs or restaurants but we may pluck up the courage to go to our local park.

    You’re very lucky to have such a beautiful place so close by x

  2. Priscilla Stubbs Reply

    Here in Wales it is another week before more things open up. I won’t be rushing to the pub though although I would like to visit a lovely restaurant that we regularly use, but it is very small and can’t quite see social distancing working there. We used to love crabbing when my granddaughters were younger. They would happily spend hours doing it. One day we caught an eel too and I had to ask a fisherman to remove the hook! I’ll have to try it with my great grandson too (not catching an eel but crabbing)!

  3. I’m proper confused about the whole lockdown limbo thing we’re in now! We’re also not doing much different at all – I just don’t feel ready! Crabbing looks so fun – wish we lived nearer the beach 🙂 #livingarrows

  4. I’d love to go crabbing unfortunately the lockdown has me stuck being a grandparent . I would love to take my grandson to the seaside . I love Robin Hoods Bay and like to go as I have family history there and not taken him yet . Hopefully sometime soon x

  5. Ruth Harwood Reply

    We’ve never been crabbing, even though we live only a short distance from Morecambe bay and all the sea activities there are! Never seem to have the time to do much but build sandcastles and have a picnic lol!

  6. It is very strange almost as if people are not sure about how to move out of this situation!

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