Local Heart, Global Soul

November 11, 2016

Finding An Accessible Beach Spot…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

This summer my kids spent their fair share of time at the beach.

Most of the time they were with  a group that consists of several families and they had several set places to go to that were firm favourites.

Getting to most of these favourite places involved a walk or bike ride through the dunes, so were not possible for me to visit.

We therefore made a loose arrangement that during the week they would go to which location they fancied, but on weekends we would chose somewhere where it was possible for me to join them.

Located on the southern side of the harbour, and with a car-park very close by, La Cantina is a perfect location to take anyone in a wheelchair or who can not walk far.

There was a choice of indoor or outdoor seating, so we chose to sit out of doors but with  large shade umbrella.The kids came and went as other adults accompanied them to the water and on the sand so at some moments I was alone, other moments sitting with other adults between supervision duties. Nearing the end of the day everyone started to get hungry so we ordered dinner: this for 99% of us consisted of pancakes, I had shrimp since I had had a toasted sandwich earlier.

The staff are very friendly and especially patient when after everyone else has ordered a certain kid said ” I think I want a pancake… wait… (looks through entire menu very slowly as our waitress stands waiting)… yes, I’ll have a pancake“. Seriously kid? Our meal arrives and pancakes are scoffed by kids, who then race way for a game on the sand before returning later for ice-blocks. The sun is shining, the day is warm, the kids are busy and happy, the food is great and I’m not doing the washing-up. What’s not to like?

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

 

1 Comment »

  1. I have enjoyed viewing your photos once again. Funny, because while I was in southern Ca. I got to go to the beach and spend time with two different baby boys. One was called baby beach and meant for little kids and big ones too. Had pancakes as well earlier in the day..

    Comment by Mother Hen — November 11, 2016 @ 2:28 am | Reply


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