My story with Dave, the kids, Cooper, VW's & rugby

Water Weekend

This weekend Cooper has had lots of water fun. On Saturday we took him to the beach for the first time and went to Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The beach at Saltburn is really long and flat and they do some great fish and chips too. As we drove into Saltburn with the windows of the campervan open Cooper went a bit crazy breathing in the sea air. He loved the sand and loved running and digging.


I tempted Cooper into the sea


as the waves chased us out



Then today we took Cooper for a lovely walk down to the river for a swim. As soon as he got near the river he was getting excited and its so lovely to be able to let him off the lead and for him to run off some steam. He was straight in and is getting much better at fetching sticks out of the river. He had a good little swim today.


He was pretty shattered after we had been along the river, so it was time for a little snooze


While we enjoyed a well earned pint at The Terrace in Ripon


along with a lush bite to eat. These were some gorgeous smoked haddock and leek fishcakes on a pea puree that I tucked into.


On a side note its been a while since we have been to The Terrace (just off “hospital hill”) in Ripon. Over the years it has changed hands many times and has been The Outside Inn, The Dog and Duck, Joe Rigatonis and The Terrace, but has never seemed to make it. We went a while ago when it was an Italian and it just didn’t meet expectations and the food wasn’t great. The new owners come from a long catering background with a good reputation and I’m pleased that its got some good trade. We’ll be certainly going back again to sit out in the sun and enjoy the good food.