Australian Xmas

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

Dear all, It's 28 degrees C, not a breath of wind, the cicadas are chirping and the sky is a perfect, cloudless blue. I just got back from a quick swim at the beach. The water was like warm, green glass. Now I'm tidying the house, in preparation for the relatives ...

Beach afternoon

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

Warm day that clouded over in the afternoon. I had a few hours before I had to get ready to go out, so I went to the beach. Heavy, dark rainclouds hovered nearby as I walked up and down the beach. I could see a veil of rain only a kilometre ...


Sunday, September 11th, 2005

Went to the beach for the first time today. The air was warm and the water was freezing. I didn't go in, but it was nice to be there again.


Friday, April 1st, 2005

Made it to the beach at lunchtime. The sun and the water were warm but the wind was cold so I didn't linger long.


Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Gaah! I can't believe autumn's here already. Winter is my least favourite month. I can't stand the cold. At least it's still warm at the moment, although the sun is rising later and later all the time.

Another perfect summer day

Monday, February 7th, 2005

Warm but not too warm. Sunny. Cloudless. There's a bit of storm water evidence around (dead gum leaves floating in the pool) but nothing too bad. I'll try for the summer trifecta tomorrow. 1. 6.30am before work - beach 2. 12.30pm lunch hour - beach 3. 6pm after work - beach There's never too much ...

Best summer day

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

Today was the perfect summer day. Warm, windless and cloudless, the day seemed to last and last. I went to the Mona Vale Basin beach and the water, though a little cool, was clear and calm. The waves were small and unobtrusive. Felt a bit too tired and headachy for some reason ...


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004

I'm in the garden, using my laptop with wireless internet connection, as a warm red sun sinks below the horizon. Ahhh, this is the life! :-)

Another Swim

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

It was supposed to be 27 degrees today, so I went to the beach at lunchtime. The sun was warm but there was a distinct chill in the breeze. Found a lost pair of swimming goggles on the walk to the sea pool at the south end of the beach. ...

Beautiful Day

Sunday, July 4th, 2004

What a stunningly beautiful day. Mid winter and it's 25 degrees C, not a cloud in the sky and no wind above a subtle warm breeze. Another day like this and I'm off to the beach! :-)