Is there a place you go to in your hometown to escape?
Every summer, people from the cities come down literally by the coach load to flock to the beach. I’m not a massive fan of crowds nor cheap tacky attractions, such as the gaudy mini theme park I loved so much as a child, or the dilapidated crazy golf course.
Across the river, hidden behind an old fort covered in grass, is a more secluded beach with sand dunes and a bit more peace and quiet.
This is the place I love to go to, in my hometown, to get away from the buzz of people. Where I can relax, and almost feel like i’m on holiday and not in a typical British town flanked by take away shops and an ugly eyesore high-rise building.
My mother would tell me stories about the old fort, how she would play amongst the ruins as a child before the grass grew over it and it was sectioned off for protection.
For a while, there was no ferry service and it was a bit of a pain to get to.
Now, you can catch a lift on one of the local boats for just a £1.00 and walk idly by the old fort, which now to the untrained eye looks no more than a grassy hill, amongst the sand dunes and watch the town from afar.
One Reply to “A little haven in my hometown”
Really nice. It has motivwted me to explore my hometown too.