Sunday, 3 June 2012

An Afternoon at the Beach


Hi Everyone,
Today we took a drive to the West Coast, to the black sands of Bethells Beach. 

We don't venture to this beach often because its a long way from where we live, its not a swimming beach and Sean and I have either had our feet burnt to cinders on the black sand or we have been drenched in rainstorms...

Today, though was a lovely mild day and the kids have been desperate to dig in sand, so off we went....

I just love the rustic guard tower against the pounding surf....


 The kids had so much fun building sand castles then destroying them. Maclayne even tried out the freezing water for a few seconds...


The west coast beaches are much more rugged than our east coast bays and the surf can be pretty dangerous


 Sean and I managed to get a pic of ourselves for a change...



We stayed until sunset and when it got too cold to stay any longer we headed off home to takeaway fish and chips and hot baths...

 

Happy Saturday  hope you're all having a great weekend

Take care

xxx

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10 comments:

  1. We had a beach fail day haha, but your day looks wonderful. I love beach posts!

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    1. Oh no Jeanne - sorry it was a fail. We dont stay too long generally as the kids start to lose it after a while xxx

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  2. It sounds like a pretty idyllic day Natalie - and topped off with fish and chips - YUM !

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    1. It was a lovely day hun - so fun not to have to rush off anywhere afterwards xxx

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  3. I am jealous that you live within driving distance of the beach. What great memories you and your kids will have of these little day trips. Thanks for the peek into your world! Here it is already hot, hot, hot!
    :) Samantha

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    1. Samantha would you still be my bloggy friend if I told you we live within walking distance to our nearest beach????
      I cant wait for hot days again - I'm definitely not a Winter person at all.
      Enjoy your summer xxxx Nat

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  4. I lived in Oregon for 16 years, the beach's are so beautiful but the water is cold all year round.

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    1. The water is pretty cold here too Debra xxx

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  5. oh my my my...this looks gorgeous!! Stunning! I tweeted it all over the place! A bit of jealousy going on here :)

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    1. Oh I love you!!!! Bless hun - we should swap - I'm not enjoying this cold at all...and being a Durban heat kinda girl - I would love to have your heat and humidity - as long as there is water to lie around in xxx

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