Friday, August 5, 2011

Home again jigadijig

Went to Darwin last week for my father's 80th birthday.  Stayed with the parents in their new retirement village type home.  It's a nice place, but it's in Darwin.  The neighbours are about a metre away and everyone keeps their windows open.  Not that I have anything to hide, but I don't want to share THAT much.

On Sunday I went for a walk on Casuarina Beach, which was lovely.  Saw this while I was there:

It's the replica of the Endeavour.  Just a bit funny to see it off the coast in a place I always think of as quite behind in time.

Also while at the beach I saw people flying kites, fishing and tandem parachuting.  Not bad for a one hour visit.

The best thing about the beach was that I noticed the tide coming in.  I decided to sit on a rock and wait til the water got to my ankles.  This took about 3 minutes, so I changed my deadline.  Stayed there til it got to my knees.  The water was blood temperature and absolutely clear.  Golly I enjoyed it.


Kate Ward said...

sounds like you had a lovely time :)

Cat Drawings said...

The beach was fabulous and the weather was gorgeous. I'd seriously think about living there if it was always as pleasant.