There’s a maritime festival planned for Australia Day. I won’t be attending. And I won’t be going to the beach, the foreshore or King Edward Park. I have a fear of crowds. I have a fear of people who enjoy being in the middle of a crowd of thousands. I have no desire to be amongst thousands of people who have been drinking solidly for hours and wear flags draped around their shoulders. And I do not feel the urge to line up with these people to come down the monster slip and slide. And I definitely have no desire to do any of these things in the predicted 40 degree heat.
So instead we went to the foreshore on Sunday and watched them setting up the kites. I cannot imagine how they got those things flying without a massive string tangle. I can’t even sit my ipod headphones on a table on their own overnight without coming back the next morning and finding them in a massive knot.
We went to Nobbys Beach for a while but I didn’t get in the water because they were putting a warning out over the speakers that there were a lot of bluebottles in the water. I saw about a dozen just lying on the sand near where we were sitting. And a sting from one of those suckers will definitely ruin your Sunday afternoon. Don’t know if you get them overseas but they look like this
And hurt like christ if they bite you. Well it’s not a bite, they get you with the tentacle, it has barbs.
Anyway we decided it would be much safer to retire to The Beaches Hotel for a drink instead. Lol, we were at the bar and Daz said – are there any seats outside. And I said – no. And he walked over to the window and pointed and said – what about out there, where those people are. Daz I said – that’s a mirror, not a window. How embarrassment.
I bought this app for my iphone called Hisptomatic. It’s a camera app and I’m hooked on it at the moment. So be prepared to see millions of retro style photo’s. It’s maybe not for the serious photographer but it’s a lot of fun for the point and shooter. You can set up different lens, film, flash or you can just shake your phone and it picks a random setting. Some of the photo’s are crap but you do get some nice shots.