Monday, January 28, 2008

A day at the beach.

Well today I spent the day with Mike and Sarah in Coogee and Bondi beach area. Mike is a colleague of my father's. He and Sarah are working down under for the year. Rough life, let me tell you!

We went for a great long walk from Coogee breach along the coast past Bronte beach, and as far as Bundi beach. Along the way we stopped off to snorkel in the clear beautiful waters. We also paused to watch a surfing competition. As I said, rough life they have here.

The beaches were packed as today was a public holiday day as part of Australia Day long weekend. It also marks the end of summer holidays for most people.

Mike and Sarah have been too good to me. When I arrived at their place they had a beautiful bed made up for me, fresh towels and everything! They made us all a picnic lunch and then took me out to dinner at a wonderful restaurant along the Coogee beach.

I am sorry that I have to leave tomorrow. I told them that I would more than happy to just move in with them. hehe

Tomorrow I am off to the Blue Mountains and then I will board an overnight bus to Byron Bay.




Anonymous said...

Dear Linden,
Great photos....Auntie Sue is back from India and will have her photos ready for vicarious travel, before long. Coupled with yours, I don't know how much longer I can remain an armchair traveller!
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Wow. Some screen saver possibilies in those pictures, for sure!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand why my junior colleague gets to have all the fun!!!

Jenjen said...

HI Linden, so happy for you. The book I mentioned is called Tracks by Robyn Davidson- should be available at used bookstores- a great travel aussie read
love Jen

Mike Payne said...

Get back to work, Barry!

Sarah Miles said...

Hi Linden,
We had such a fabulous time with you. Thanks for visiting! I wanted you to know that I tired a corona this weekend, lime and all, after your great salespitch. It was pretty good! Hope your travels are going well. Come back and see us in Sydney anytime!

Anonymous said...

More reading for you Linden:

I haven't read this but recently had it recommended to me:
Buru Quartet by Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
Sounded perfect for you.