We set up the beach tent to shelter Finian from the wind. The tide was coming in, we were keeping an eye on it as it could quite quickly gain a few meters up the beach. We thought it was getting a bit close so we moved the tent and all our stuff back away from the water. I was trying to get a photo of Ailbhe so wasn't watching the waves. The waves suddenly surrounded us, surprising us all. I grabbed my purse and the picnic basket out of the water, and saw all the sand toys, my sandals, and the kids crocs disappearing into the waves. I focused on my keen sandals (no way was I losing these) but it took a few minutes and a good soaking for me to get them. The surfers who were on the beach all rushed into the water to help us and I don't think we lost anything. When we got to the beach, I did wonder why everyone was sitting so far from the water, now I know.
This was my last attempt at a photo of Ailbhe, I guess I moved the camera when the water hit