We’ve been to the beach for a bit. Don’t let anyone tell you there’s no fun to be had on a winter beach. It was fabulous.
This beach was awash in giant kelp, only freshly shared with the shore. Tough as leather, heavy as wet rope.
A tiny plover, one of many on this deserted beach.
How could you not be moved by this awesomeness?
Playing with my camera, and the late-afternoon light.
The dog wanted to know why she couldn’t swim.
Now we’re in Townsville and these pics are from the newly-developed Jezzine park at the end of the wonderful Strand.
And finally, it was time to fly home. But not until after this glorious late afternoon walk.
Just after ANZAC Day I visited a school in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Man, were these kids sorted! They knew all about Gallipoli and WWI.
I took some WWI supplies including: tinned jam, hard tack biscuits and tinned corn beef. The latter can still be purchased today … probably little changed. I’m not sure how the soldiers stored their hard tack biscuits but I do know why enlisting soldiers needed to have good teeth!
This lovely librarian was a fan of Seadog – she has a seadog of her own at home. She brought the best photo series to school to show her seadog at the beach.