Whenever I have come to Australia on a visit, I have only come during Winter and while I have visited the beaches of Australia in Winter it’s not the same as when you go in the Summer. So we went to a local beach yesterday – MJ, LJ, and myself. The forecast called for 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) so we said “what the heck” and packed a few things, got in the car, and drove 45 minutes to the nearest beach.
Back home in NJ, the nearest beach is a couple of hours away and in the Summer time, it tends to be overcrowded. I stopped going to the beach back home many years ago because it wasn’t worth the hassle of driving down a congested highway only to arrive at a congested parking lot to a congested beach and not find a spot to place put down your blanket and rest. So it was a refreshing change to arrive at this beach and be able to count the cars that were parked. Albeit it was about 10am when we got to the beach but in all honesty there weren’t many people there. MJ, LJ, and I had this vast sandy beach and ocean to pretty much ourselves. Good thing about that too…Now that I’m looking through the pictures we took, I realize I need to get back into shape!
We had a great time playing in the water. We didn’t get a chance to build sandcastles since LJ was more interested in running into the ocean but we hope next time we could build some so LJ can knock them down. All in all it was a great day in Australia.
Many only complaint about the beach was that there were a lot of flies! We had to go through a bit of bushland to get to the sandy beach so we were bombarded with lots of flies that we had to continually swat out of our faces. Yuck!
PS: we hope to add beach pictures soon to the gallery as soon as MJ figures out what’s going wrong with the gallery.