Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

Hello Beastie friends! Is it really Friday again already? And what’s with all this talk about the seaside?

Well, this week for Flashback Friday I wanted to revisit a little lady monster from back in 2016 – hey there, Mermaid Beastie!
Mermaid Beastie Makes her Escape - CrawCrafts BeastiesBut her fishy tail…
Mermaid Beastie's Tail, by CrawCrafts Beasties… And aquatic-themed accessories…
An Unconventional Use for Starfish - CrawCrafts Beasties… Made me realise that it’s a veeeery long time since I was last at the seaside. So, as well as a timely reminder that Beasties are found under the sea as well as on land, I thought I’d take a trip to the coast through some of my old photos.

Look, here’s Explorer Beastie enjoying the sun and sand in Lanzarote, from this adventure back in 2014!
Explorer Beastie on Black Sand BeachAnd while he was living it up overseas, I took Victorian Explorer Beastie to the seaside town of Bray, just south of Dublin!
Victorian Explorer Beastie on the Beach

Paddy and Plunkett enjoy the odd day at the beach too. Here they are at my favourite childhood haunt… Crawfordsburn Beach in County Down, Northern Ireland. I spent a lot of time clambering over these very rocks looking for rock pools!
Paddy and Plunkett Take the Scenic Route - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesThat said, not all of their seaside visits have gone so smoothly. In this post from 2016, the two of them ended up in a bit of a pickle after someone let Paddy take the wheel…
Beach Beasties Frame 3 - CrawCrafts Beasties

And finally – one thing I’m really looking forward to when the travel restrictions are completely lifted here is getting back to Donegal. Spectacular scenery, great eating spots and, if you visit off-season like we do, miles of deserted beaches to enjoy! See for yourself!
Beastie Hide and Seek - CrawCrafts BeastiesHow about you lot? Are any of you still able to get to the beach, or are you longing to feel sand between your toes again? Let us know in the comments!

And we’ll be back on Tuesday with the last part of June Beastie’s travel diary… See you then!

4 thoughts on “Flashback Friday – Beasties by the Seaside

  1. Mermaid Beastie is exquisite! I enjoyed images from other Beasties’ seaside visits! (I laugh thinking if people passing by wonder what you are doing during your Beastie photo shoots!) 🙂

    1. Hahaha! Thanks Tierney… Hmmm, I’m pretty sure I do get funny looks when I’m out Beastie-wrangling but I’m always so busy keeping them under control that I don’t notice 😂 Cheers for stopping in!

  2. I’d forgotten about Mermaid Beastie!

    Since we’re really not supposed to travel more than 50 miles from home, there’s no beach time for my Beasties. Also, Finn is still fuming over the cancelled Hawaii trip we were supposed to take in April…he was so eager to try out snorkeling again!!

    1. Awww no! Poor Finn! Just as he gets a taste for the life aquatic, his snorkeling opportunities are cruelly curtailed. Covid-19 is truly affecting us all in ways we could never have imagined. Hopefully it’s a delay rather than a full cancellation though – I’m sure you’d all love a bit of Hawaii time! Cheers for popping in to revisit Mermaid Beastie, Tammie 😊

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