OK, so the weather may not be as nice as it could be, but sometimes getting out and about in the winter has it's own rewards, and unexpected surprises...
Having the entire beach to yourself.
Being able to mess around; laugh; shout; sing and dance like nobody's watching - because really, nobody is!
Not another soul for as far as the eye can see.
Pure uninterrupted views without tourists and backpackers.
Storms turn up treasure.
Windswept beaches are perfect for finding driftwood and shells. Forests give up their pine cones and pretty lichen covered twigs. There's more bounty to be had after a big storm.
When the weather suddenly turns, we peel off our wet waterproofs and muddy boots and retreat to the car for our lunch. A thoroughly British tradition! We always pack a treat and the new fruit-filled Barny bars are perfect energy boosters for tired little legs.
Hot chocolate on the go, without having to pay coffee shop prices.
Writing on the car windows while the storm rages outside.
Cuddles for warmth.
Cold biting winds are the perfect excuse for a cuddle. Not that we need an excuse.
Warming your toes by the fire.
At the end of the day, kicking your boots off and curling up in front of a blazing fire.
What are your favourite things about winter adventures?
This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here www.barnyworld.co.uk