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An October dip in the Solent

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Ever since the summer when Tin Box Tot went swimming in the pool at our holiday park she hasn’t stopped talking about it. She even flips on to her front in the bath and pretends to swim.

Tin Box Tot paddling in the sea

So when Mr Tin Box suggested talking Tin Box Dog down to the beach for a paddle at the weekend TBT started asking for her swimming costume.

We humoured her, saying we would pack it, hoping that by the time we got down there we could distract her with looking for shells.
Tin Box Tot running on the sand

Dogs are allowed on the main stretch of our local beach on the Solent in Hampshire from 1 October. So TBD was joining dozens of other pooches enjoying the sand bars and running through the shallow waves for the first time since April.
Pink wellington boots stood on wet sand

As soon as we got to the shore line TBT was adamant her Wellington boots were coming off and we rolled up her leggings. She happily splashed up and down for about 30 minutes. We hoped she’d forgotten about swimming.
Tin Box Tot paddling in the sea

Tin Box Tot paddling and waving

She hadn’t. As soon as we said it was time to go TBT protested that she hadn’t had a swim and started to take the reminder of her clothes off. I was trying to dissuade her when Mr TB thought ‘what the heck’ and began to help her. 

It was a short lived dip but I now have a small yet fabulous collection of photos of TBT skinny dipping in the Solent in October. I’ll save her blushes and not post them here but the first boyfriend that walks through the door better have a sense of humour!

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Monday 19th of October 2015

Our marley is the same loves the water when the weather is hot or cold. I remember Marley in munich paddling in the fountain at karzplatz and people giving us the bad parent stare as it was only 15 degree;s gotta love the kids


Life Unexpected

Sunday 18th of October 2015

haha I can't believe she went in! So much braver than me. We go to the beach most days and my daughter always paddles, although lately it's gotten so cold that her lips turn blue so we've had to stop her from going in. She protested so much the other day though that she ended up running in (oh boy is she fast) when her shoes and socks on before I could catch her.

It's so lovely that she enjoys the sea so much!! It must be quite warm when you fully get in. :-) Thank you so, so much for linking this to #whatevertheweather. xx

Mackenzie Glanville

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

No matter how cold my oldest and youngest always strip off and get as much of their body as they can get away with into the ocean! My middle daughter I can barely get in the ocean on a hot day! What a cutie you have there #whateverthe weather, followed you on Instagram too

Veronica Lee

Tuesday 13th of October 2015

Awww! Your munchkin is too cute! Love the pics

Coombe Mill

Sunday 11th of October 2015

Good for her, what a brave little girl and clearly loving her swimming, I'm sure kids don't feel the cold as we do, mine will all run in the sea in October without a 2nd thought, and run back out nearly as quick! I hope she keeps up her swimming fun, it did look a beautiful day for a quick dip! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

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