Posted by Charna Manson on 22nd Mar 2017
In last week’s blog I wrote about Lily and the Blue tongue and included a picture of Jazzie in a snakeskin stinger suit. That photo was taken at our local beach which consequently reminded me we hadn’t been for weeks and I was having serious withdrawal symptoms.
Of late the weather has been quite dismal and wet which has drastically curtailed our much-loved beach time however last Sunday was a ‘ripper of a day’ so Neil and I decided to pack the prawns and rose’ and head down to what I call ‘our beach’, better known as Burwood to everyone else, just past Merewether Beach.
The temperature was near perfect, 28 Celsius and with barely a cloud in the sky I felt I was in heaven. Over lunch, we watched a couple surfers do battle with some sloppy looking waves and then, as if on cue, the resident pod of dolphins swam past which always brings a childlike smile to my face.
Sometimes I pinch myself just to make sure I’m not dreaming and I’m actually lucky enough to live in such a wonderful place.
After lunch we decided to have a quick swim (don’t tell mom I didn’t wait the hour after eating) and although the water was still fairly warm, I basically just got wet then stretched out on my towel for a much needed kip.
Neil and I were quite tired as we had gone to a girlfriend’s place for dinner the night before and had a rather interesting and robust conversation which lasted quite some time. In fact, when I looked at my watch I thought the battery had died for it read 4:10. Surely not!! Proves the adage true, time does indeed fly when you’re having fun.
Needless to say, as neither of us are used to burning the midnight oil, we both flaked out rather quickly. Just as I was beginning to dream about dolphins wearing Exotic Waterwear’s snakeskin stinger suits, Neil nudged me awake saying it was time to head home.
Dolphins in stinger suits, now that’s a bit out there don’t you think?
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