Friday, December 16, 2011

At My Beach Today

When I turn up at the Stop Drop and Kiss Zone in the afternoon afer school with the beach bag, wetsuits and towels, the squeals of joy from the Beach House Brats are contagious.  When you get to the beach and it  is all but closed, due to strong currents, the mood quickly changes.
There are so many hazzards on Aussie Beaches. We are pretty immune to it all, after being exposed from an early age.  I haven't been stung by one of these for years, but when the Nor Easter is blowing, it's best to stick to the rock pool.

These guys are always on hand to manage the risks and there's lots to see and do even if you can't go into the surf.

It's nice work if you can get it.  Especially on a quiet afternoon like this one.

He was tempted, school uniform and all, but alas only got wet around the edges, which is most out of character.

We saw Christmas stars

and butts on the beach, here

and a much prettier and more environmentally friendly variety here.  Oh those were the days!!!!

A cool beach bum on the way home from work

The beach is the great Australian equaliser.  Everyone is welcome and it's free.

I wonder at the miles this feather has done. 

And love the waves as they crash against the rock pool.

Evidence of teenage fun

Still working hard.

Lucky them

Today I am partying here


  1. Gorgeous pictures & write, Carolyn. So beautiful a place ...

    Merry Christmas
    TTFN ~

  2. love your beach! the 1st photo made me smile.

  3. still laughing over butts and butts...
    nice place to spend the afternoon!
    xo Cathy

  4. You had me at BEACH!! I can't get enough of the beach. Your beach is gorgeous. And, yeah, those were the days, weren't they?


    You are always welcome to link up at my Show & Tell party on Wednesdays. It's at Hope to see you there!

  5. Glad to see you have managed to find a beach day in this cold miserable weather we are having, certainly not our usual Aussie summer...makes me recall what our days should be like!

  6. Oh Laura....I just LUV seeing photos of your lovely country! I want to vacation there someday!!! Your summertime pics make me pine for summer here in the States. I find myself already counting the days til we can leave the snow behind and travel to Florida in March. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    xoxo laurie

  7. Thanks for the trip to the favorite place on earth.

  8. Such beautiful pics. i cant wait to spend some more time there these holidays. Though i went for alittle while today and the blue bottles were out in force. xx

  9. Oh, how gorgeous! I'm so envious that you live that close to such beautiful beaches! Would you share this at my party?

  10. damn! who are the the chicks in the photo with sign? Great photgraphy skills! :-)

  11. I love the sea! Thanks for these photos - a welcome sight as it's getting very cold here in Ohio!

  12. We watched a special on the dangers of the Aussie wildlife, beach included and you are not kidding. You have some dangerous wildlife there.
    Take care. Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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