Plan for the upcoming school year. Then fight the crowds of mummies with booklists to fill at the stores.
Go to the beach with friends for the day.
We went to the beach!
We started at Masthead Beach,
where we played a little frisbee.
and enjoyed the calm swimming waters.
Even though we had to share the water with stonefish.
Best not to think about these things.
Then, around lunch, we moved to Wellington Point
and enjoyed some more swimming
while we waited for the tide to recede.
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.
The kids headed off in little packs,
some ahead of the mummies
and some behind.
It was a lovely walk,
although the abundantly scattered shells were somewhat uncomfortable on the feet.
It’s about a one kilometre walk in each direction,
but we took our time,
stopping to enjoy seaside finds along the way.
King Island isn’t huge but it is quaint.
When we reached it,
we read the plaque,
had a little look around,
and then headed back to shore.
I’m sure it was ‘shell-ier’ on the return trip.
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.
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.
This is what we’d initially waded through to reach the sand bar:
But on our return,
the shore had become a treasure trove of sea life to be explored.
This was just one little creature out of many that we spotted.
Can you see it?
After a full eight hours of sun,
we packed up,
farewelled our friends,
and headed home.
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.