I don’t even know how to start this post, so here is a photo I took from my first day in Australia.
That picture should set the tone for the following post, I was in awe myself when I first saw this and let me tell you, I already don’t want to leave.
I’m going to say it was about 26°c (Rough estimate I don’t carry a thermometer on me) and after a long Canadian winter, a day on the beach in this heat was much appreciated. Here take another second to go over this photo of the same beach.
From the AirBnB we’re staying at, it’s only a short 5-minute walk to the beach. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be making the most of the beach and swimming every day since we are so close.
Although it looks beautiful and it was warm out (the making of a good beach day), the water was cold, like really cold. Before I could even think of touching the water, I had to slather on some sunscreen because I burn like a new born baby! Having fresh sunscreen on means you can’t be a rookie and just go straight to the water, you have to let it dry and set. This is where beach toys come into play.
Grab a whistling football, some friends and you’re in for some fun. Playing with a whistling football is key for a beach day; work up a small sweat and your sun screen drys, two birds with one stone. After that, the water just calls to you.
Now, back to the cold water. We walked towards the ocean and as soon as we touched the water, we almost immediately turned around to head back to the safely to the towels and warm sand. But the crowds of people playing in the water and waves encouraged us. We manned up and did just what men do, slowly walk in screaming about how cold the water is until a wave comes and smacks you right in the face and you are relieved to find out it’s not actually that cold, you simply have to get used to it. Also, remember the above pictures, it was too beautiful not to go in.
That was it for the beach day, we swam, threw the whistling football, and enjoyed the sun.