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Soaking Up The Sun

17 Jan

Choice:

Plan for the upcoming school year.ย  Then fight the crowds of mummies with booklists to fill at the stores.

Or…

Go to the beach with friends for the day.

Thinking time…

None needed.

We went to the beach!

We started at Masthead Beach,

where we played a little frisbee.

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and enjoyed the calm swimming waters.

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Even though we had to share the water with stonefish.

Best not to think about these things.

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Then, around lunch, we moved to Wellington Point

and enjoyed some more swimming

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while we waited for the tide to recede.

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Once the waters were low enough,

we headed off for a splash and walk across the sand bar to King Island.

It’s not everyday that you get to ‘walk’ to an island.

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The kids headed off in little packs,

some ahead of the mummies

and some behind.

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It was a lovely walk,

although the abundantly scattered shells were somewhat uncomfortable on the feet.

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It’s about a one kilometre walk in each direction,

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but we took our time,

stopping to enjoy seaside finds along the way.

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King Island isn’t huge but it is quaint.

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When we reached it,

we read the plaque,

had a little look around,

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and then headed back to shore.

I’m sure it was ‘shell-ier’ on the return trip.

Ouch!

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During our walk,

the waters had well and true receded,

so the sand bar was probably two to three times wider than when we’d started out.

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There was also no water to wade through to reach the shore,

which was a good thing for me

as I’d waded out in a long skirt.

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This is what we’d initially waded through to reach the sand bar:

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But on our return,

the shore had become a treasure trove of sea life to be explored.

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This was just one little creature out of many that we spotted.

Can you see it?

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After a full eight hours of sun,

we packed up,

farewelled our friends,

and headed home.

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It was a lovely day.

And I’m guessing that all those mummies who chose stationery shopping

were wishing they’d chosen the beach instead too.

๐Ÿ™‚

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1 Comment

Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Family Life, Field Trips, Socialisation

 

One response to “Soaking Up The Sun

  1. Petra

    January 18, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I’ve never heard of King Island, and that you can walk to it when the tide is low – fancy that ๐Ÿ™‚ 8 hours at the beach – hmmmm……a bit much for this cold-loving person haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    On 17 January 2016 at 22:49, Little Men In My Library wrote:

    > Tracey posted: “Choice: Plan for the upcoming school year. Then fight the > crowds of mummies with booklists to fill at the stores. Or… Go to the > beach with friends for the day. Thinking time… None needed. We went to > the beach! We started at Masthead Beach, wh” >

     

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