Like I said, we were in Newcastle on the weekend. Or Newie as we call it here. Here in Australia we like to take every opportunity to shorten a word or name then add an ie to the end. Anyway on Sunday morning we got up early and went for a walk on the beach.
We saw crusty rocks.
And hairy rocks
And nature’s own little perfect fishbowl’s scattered all about the rocks. When I was a kid and we went on beach holidays, I always really enjoyed climbing and exploring the rock pools.
This pelican was hanging out with some seagulls. Maybe looking in the rock pools for some breakfast. You can see a few surfers behind him and then the ships lined up on the horizon. They’re waiting to come in and load up with coal.
There is a lovely ocean baths there that I hope to spend a lot of time in. Because it’s not too deep and hopefully no sharks have washed in over the side and there are no rips to drown you. So it’s like being in the ocean, but safer. Who knows, maybe I’ll even go to swimming lessons and learn how to swim next year.
And they have this fantastic fenced in ocean pool for the kiddies. It’s massive but it’s really shallow.
It’s a rock wall with these really old posts and chain around it. You can let the kids go wild without having to worry about them being washed away.
Don’t worry about Daz’s leg. He burnt himself and he’s just trying to get attention with that big bandage.
Sigh, wish I was there now. Not long now.