Archives for posts with tag: beach

Throwing stones at other stones on the beach.

The photos from the pier.

Recreating Sam and Ming’s photos.

The funicular railway.

Willy Wonka making an appearance in the 1066 castle video.

Telling the poo smear story in the pub.

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Lying in the sun with my boobs out. 

Not getting burnt.

Getting completely lost in my book.


Being surprised by the beautiful beach near Blackpool. It actually reminded me of being in Australia. And missing it. 

Wandering along it, litter picking in the sun.

Walking from the beach to the pub with Gust and Rose.


Dozing in the sun, in my parents garden.

A walk along the seafront in the afternoon. With obligatory ice cream break.

Watching the bat flit about in the darkness.

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A day on the beach at Comporta
The amazing stalks, nesting everywhere. And the birds diving into the sea to fish.
BBQ chat with Alec and Ciaran.

The long lazy breakfast with the sun shining and all the blueberries
Beautiful beach walk with seals and so much sand
Hot Cross Bun bread and butter pudding. The absolute best dessert.

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Walking on the beach, making animal noises
Head of dicks
The orange with a mini orange inside (yep, it was so cool that this post deserves two photos)

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This Venn diagram
Watching the volleyball on Margate beach.
80’s classics in the weird bar after dinner.

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The goat kneeling on its elbows to eat.
Fam Camp. Seeing all the family again.
Singing songs around the beach campfire.

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Lying on the sand with my legs in the sun at Cathedral Cove.
Going through the carwash.
The smell of wood burning at the campsite.

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The secret cove at Tunnel Beach with its cool sandstone cliffs.
Napping in the van.
“I think your tummy is ringing.” “Hello?…. no you’ve already had dinner.”

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Seeing this view after trekking up hot hill after hot hill.
The seal splashing around in the water below us at Separation Point.
Relaxing in the sun and writing my diary at the campsite at Puponga after a long day of walking and driving.

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The sea. Oh the sea. It was so clear, so beautiful.
Being pulled around and floated so it felt like I was swimming really fast.
John’s stories about his teenage years.

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This multicoloured plant.
Surfing down the sand dune.
Skype with the little nephew.

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A shell competition in a small beach in a little cove with my family.
The beautiful grasses.
Getting W to cut my hair out on the balcony. It looks good!

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Going for a morning walk around the coast and discovering more and more beautiful, empty coves and bays with clear water and soft sand.
Family time on the beach, teasing Hannah.
Zapping my brothers bites. And also his arm, foot and tummy. Just for fun.

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Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the beautiful clear sea.
Going for a walk around the beach with mum and dad in the evening.
Rizzle Kicks in the car.

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Sunset down at the beach, jumping around and ruining peoples photos and splashing in the sea.
The amazing house we’re staying in. Huge windows, beautiful kitchen, sea view.
Playing games with the family in the car on the long journey.

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Christmas day body boarding at the beach.
Dad as Father Christmas calling Poppy poppy.
Lying about in the pool on our new inflatables, drinking beer and chatting quietly.

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Lying on the most beautiful beach with only one other family on it.
When he squirted sun tan lotion all down my shorts and on the floor.
Mr Bean on the ferry.

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The beautiful views and beaches as we cycled around the island.
Seeing the skinks scuttle around. Even if they frightened me at first.
Laughing over how ridiculously stinky I was today thanks to no deodorant and a very hot day. I was gross.

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The gorgeous colour of the sea on Rottnest Island.
The quokkas roaming around the island and getting really close.
Not staying in a hostel.

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Sitting in the peace and quiet by the river and remembering what it’s like to be somewhere with no wind. So calm and still and so silent.
So many beautiful views of the sea as we drove further round the coast.
The cute 70’s kitchen in the youth hostel. Such thick paint, such shallow drawers.

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This fallen leaf that landed in a pretty incredible position.
The cultural performance at the Waitangi treaty grounds.
Crunching over shells on the beautiful beach.

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Sun and no wind.
Going over to Eastbourne for fish and chips and an ice cream on the beach.
Learning a bit about Japanese culture.

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Going to New Brighton Beach for a lovely sunny walk and spying the snow topped mountains behind us.
The flight was, as usual, a bit scary fire my but we saw some absolutely amazing views on the way, the huge range of snowy mountain tops, the sounds, the Strait, the sunset and the clouds.
The card from our friend back home filled with the tiniest writing possible.

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Walking down to there pool and seeing the clear blue sky, feeling no wind and looking out at the flat, beautiful sea. Felt a bit bad that I was about to pay to go into a pool. Although it would have been freezing out there!
Seeing photos of the house we’ll be staying at in Australia in December. Oh my god. It’s going to be so good!
A man doing some stretching at the swimming pool that looked like he was grinding on an invisible partner.

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Another free lunch from my housemate, this time at the beach. A beach with a dog and seagulls.
Getting tweets from people I don’t know back home saying they’re thinking of me because the quizmaster at the pub I used to go to held a minute silence for me not being there.
Sticking my face in the new mint plant. It’s so minty.

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We went to a rocky beach with gorgeous pebbles and tons of driftwood.
I touched a jellyfish!
Talking to my brother.

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I swam in the sea!
The Farmer’s Market down on the waterfront with the sun shining and everybody smiling
Driving up Mt Vic at night to see the huge moon and the city lights. It was gorgeous and so warm and calm. One of the best things we’ve done here.