“ But I can see you,Your brown skin shining in the sun.
You got your hair combed back
And your sunglasses on, baby.
I can tell you my love for you will still be strong
After the boys of summer have gone.”
Excerpt from The Boys of Summer by Don Henley
This week we went to a beautiful beach in our region. It is a beach that gets rips* and sharks sometimes, so it is “manned” in the high season by Surf Life Savers. They also have a club for local children called the Nippers. The Surf Lifesavers in Australia are world famous, and rightly so.
There is a heat wave on our side of the country, and it was cooler there with the sea breezes gently whispering near me in the grasses.
The dry sand is light and soft , the wet is hard , so people and dogs enjoy running on it.
Acerules enjoyed splashing in the sea.
Woodside Beach is toward one end of the famous Ninety Mile Beach in Victoria, which is popular with fisher people and water sports, and of course ocean swimming. You cannot see an end to it, it’s marvellous. Being far from cities, it’s very clean too.
I enjoyed the crashing of the waves and it was not overcrowded for such a hot day in the school holidays (Summer vacation).