Friday, 9 December 2011

Summer



I am loving the cool summer that we are having at the moment as I am certain that a heat wave is guaranteed for the Christmas and New Year. Late in the afternoon I decided to visit my local beach and pass through areas that I used to spend a lot of time at. Walking down the street that I used to walk down every single school day was very strange as it felt as though time hadn't moved. So many buildings had changed and trees had been cut down.



The netball courts were on the way to the beach and they themselves were nostalgic. I think it was when I was in Year 7 or Year 8 when there was a Gala Day and I had elected to compete in netball. I am definitely not a sports person; I lack hand-eye, foot-eye coordination and balance. Somehow I managed to be placed in the position as 'centre' and to this day, I still have scars on both knees when the centre on the opposing team pushed me over.



Curl Curl Lagoon

Curl Curl Lagoon

Kookaburra sitting on the electric wire

Everytime I see a kookaburra sitting on a wire, I think back to the song I learnt as a child.

Kookaburra sits on the electric wire,
Jumping up and down, with his pants on fire.
Ouch, Kookaburra, ouch! Kookaburra,
Hot your tail must be!






Curl Curl Beach





The beach was truly amazing and the photos do not do it much justice. It wasn't very hot but nice and cool. I have always wanted to sit at the edge of a cliff, dangling my legs over the edge. Slowly, I had made my way to the edge, however 30cm from the edge I couldn't muster the courage to do the act. Standing precariously at the edge, I looked down to see the rocks below and in my mind I could picture the headlines in my local newspaper- "Foolish Girl Dies as she sits at the edge of the Cliff". I think I could spend the entire day sitting and listening to the waves as they crash ashore; it is very calming and soothing. On another note, I have finally figured out my camera settings to take better photos in bright places (aka the beach). However, still figuring it out when the sky is just grey but incredibly bright.

Seagull

Waves




If I had to define Australia by smells I would definitely have to say that they would be: the smell of the ocean and the smell of gumtrees/bushland. If I had to define the smell that I associate with highschool, it would be the smell of pine trees.

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