We had a couple of really hot days here this past weekend and I joined my sister and brother in law and my nephews at the beach. We had body boards and a blow up raft and we had a ball. I haven't spent that much time in the water in years. We squealed with delight as our raft crashed into waves and when we caught the long ride in on a wave on our body boards - the boys taught me how to use one and now I'm hooked!
We then got take away and sat in my front garden for hours, chatting with mum and dad. I was in heaven and we asked ourselves why we would ever consider going away on holidays at Summer when we have this in our backyard.
I also got to spend an afternoon with some friends in their pool after a barbecue lunch. I felt like a kid again. What a weekend.
Today is Monday and I'm back at work, but I still feel so refreshed and calm. I'm making my resolution right here to spend more time in and with the ocean this year. I've heard there's an 'old ladies' group that meets Sunday mornings at the beach to go body boarding together. Maybe I'll give that a try.....
This Wednesday I'm off to count penguins again on Middle Island - I'll keep you posted!
Happy New Year!
|My beach - Warrnambool beach|