During summer, my boys often head to the beach with Daddy.
But, this week, I tagged along with them to snap a few shots.
We are blessed to live very close to the most beautiful beaches in Australia.
I mean, just look at this place.
This is why people flock to the Gold Coast for their holidays.
We’ve been taking our boys to the beach in summer
every since they were small.
They love it.
When the suggestion is made to head to the beach,
they grab their boogieboards and run to the car.
This is PE in our homeschool!
No running laps for us.
We always head to the beach in the late afternoon
and catch just the last couple of lifeguard hours.
It’s nice and quiet at that time of the day.
So, for two hours, I sat and watched my men catch waves into shore.
Just look at them go.
They love it.
And the waves aren’t always forgiving
but they still go back for more.
On this trip, my men didn’t stay in the water for as long as normal.
They got tired of dodging jellyfish.
(Do you see the Blue Blubber jellyfish on the beach?
They were washing up everywhere.)
We counted 5 species of jellyfish that day.
Blue Blubber jellyfish,
Blue Bottles (not photographed), Blue Buttons (blue thing to the left) and Velellas (blue thing to the right).
So, they got out of the water,
and we took a walk along the beach instead.
We had to walk carefully though.
The beach was covered with jellyfish and every wave washed more onto shore.
Check out the habitat we found on this cuttlefish bone!
We think these are gooseneck barnacles.
Whatever they were, they were still alive and poking in and out of their shells.
We popped their little raft back into the ocean.
I’ve always lived near the water
and am glad that my boys do too.