It may be pouring this week with the long awaited January rains but last Saturday it was still summer at the beach.
We had forgotten how much we loved Coolum...what with babies and friends who move overseas and lumps in breastage and whatnot.
Even after a few years though it is lovely to know that some things stay exactly the same.
Other things are decidedly new. We found some dragon fruit at the markets there and brought one home for the kiddos to try. It looked more like an exotic tropical fish than a fruit or a dragon.
Some tried it, some liked it...an acquired taste I think. It might be nice in home made ice-cream?
Anyhoo it was SO pretty to look at, the taste didn't matter.
Mostly we hung out at the house or mooched at the beach. I revelled in my first surf in over a year. It was strange and liberating and very healing to go in monoboobular for the first time. I should have done it ages ago but needed a quiet beach for the occasion.
The girls were nonplussed.
It takes a lot to put us off our beach swimming...even the various odd jellies on the beach were not worth thinking about too much when there was fun to be had!
This is Silicone Sal, my new chest friend who is very like a flesh toned jellyfish. She had to stay on the sand as I don't know if she is waterproof. I waited till the walkers had passed by then whipped Sal out of my rashie and bolted for the water. It was a self conscious moment overcome immediately by the sheer joy of having a surf again in the perfect clear glassy Pacific. I later suggested to Lala that a smaller jelly fish might fill the job just as well but she did not share my enthusiasm.