Beach Baby

It felt like it was never going to happen, but my holidays finally started… and ended! (Although I still have some days left). We flew out of Shanghai on August 17 at night and the next day, after two planes and a car ride, we made it to Chipiona.

Fun fact: Chipiona’s lighthouse is the highest in Spain!


Chipiona is a seaside town in the southwestern coast of Spain where I’ve been spending my holidays since I was a child. Well, nowadays I cannot go every year, but I like going whenever I have the chance. I spent many nice summers there with a group of great friends and I fondly remember those years. Now everybody has different jobs and some of us have kids, but I still managed to meet several of those friends this year.

As you can see, I was the whitest in the whole beach. This is not a good thing in Spain, hahaha.


I was very excited to bring Baby A. to the beach as he had never seen the sea and the sand. He loved it! He was playing all the time with his little bucket and shovel and also liked getting in the water, even though some days it was quite cold. As you can see in the pictures, his official uniform for those two weeks was his SPF tshirt and his beach hat.


In the mornings we always went to the beach and in the afternoons to the swimming pool. Baby A. doesn’t really like the grass on his feet and tries to avoid it as much as he cans (i.e. crawling on one foot only. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of that!). We also went for walks and had ice cream. Well, I had it and he demanded to try mine. I gave him a little bit and felt very guilty but, hey, holidays in the beach only happen once a year.