I don't care what calender system you are using, Summer starts for me with my first trip to the beach. And what with Melbourne's lovely weather of late - Oh look 30 plus degrees! With a late afternoon thudnerstormy change. No beaching after work then :( - this has not happened until today.
Finally! The water wasn't even that cold, it had been sitting under the nice warm sun all day until we got there at 3pm. It was also brilliantly clear. And it was delightful. There was much frolicing to be had. Absolutely lovely. Nae and I both agreed that words could not describe how good it felt, refreshing and invigorating and relaxing all at once and together :)
We spent an hour in the water swimmivg and boucing and diving down the the cold bottom. And floating, feleing all those muscles jsut give up and release supported by the gentle waves. Was all very peaceful. And yet I had so much energy in the water, running and jumoing and diving. I love the beach.
Before dragging outrselves out to lie on the sand in the late afternoon sun. And grabbed a last quick dip before we left. Of course, having been lying in aforementioned sun and getting ncie and warm again, the water was somewhat crisper this time around. But still wodnerful.
The beach is such an intrinsic part of me. It's a fix that I must have :)
Ther will be more beaching, hopefully quite a lot of it. Today just happened to be a perfect start :) And ther were barely any flies. the was a bit of a wind though, that may have been keeping them away somewhat.
And it was a perfect end to the (very busy) weekend really. A good weekend all round. Very social, much party goodness and am glad I made it to them. And a big thankyou to Thorf for prodding my recalitrant back into place on Friday night before I left, it made the rest of the weekend that much better :)
Now I'm all relaxed and happy and it's time for bed :) I'm tired from all that fresh salt air goodness.