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I don't even remember :(
but when I was quite young, me and my mate Dan made quite an elaborate one on Southend seafront. We walked really far out at low tide and carried buckets of that jet black sludge back, then dug a hole and filled it with the sludge. We then sprinkled sand all over the sludge, and built loads of castles on top of it.
We then sat back, and inevitably, some tosser ran past and stamped on them, getting the jet black sludge all over his Hi Tecs.
On the beach in Cadiz. The one before that was on Port Elizabeth beach in 2012.
I love building sandcastles. I feel sorry for people who stop doing it when they grow up, because grown-ups make way better sandcastles than kids, because we have bigger scooping hands and more attention to detail.
Tried to find a photo but alas, non.
Or more like I will have made one turret and while sorting out the next my son will have smashed it.
whilst on holiday with an ex who was being a total nightmare, so I went and built an epic sandcastle. Children and adults slowly gathered to watch - that bad lad had it all: a deep moat which fully encircled the castle, tough high walls, dug out centre for standing in, long 'front trench' for sea dispersal. It was a triumph, and the people let me know that. We did not need a shared language to communicate that to one another.
I totally agree with ColinFirth up there, building a sandcastle is a simple pleasure which should not be lost with age. Unshackle yourself and live your beach dreams.
Every year, architecture, engineering and construction firms take part in a Sandcastle Challenge on South Shields beach with school kids from the north east. Each 'professional' works with a class from one of the local schools to design and build a castle, and there are usually fifty or sixty teams in total.
We made a big pirate ship and got all the kids to dress up as pirates and sit inside it. I got really sunburned.