Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Heroes of the Aussie beaches.



Anyone who watched the recent Commonwealth Games will recognise this spot.

Lots of sporting interviews took place on this beach, looking back towards the eerie city-scape that is Gold Coast.

Australia is so vast that coastal towns are separated by miles of deserted sandy beaches. Perfect for long walks, 4X guzzling, and Prawn BBQ-ing.

Our intrepid heroes of the beach are (L to R) Fearless Finn, Ollie the Gark, Gorgeous George, and Heroic Harv'. A more dashing set of beach bums, I have never seen.



22 comments:

  1. May I ask you a (possibly stupid) question: Why are they all wearing that head gear? Gorgeous George's bow particularly neat and snazzy.

    U

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    1. It's an Aussie thing. All school children wear big hats to protect them from the sun, and always swim wearing T shirts. They also take Vitamin D tablets!

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    2. Vitamin D Tablets in Australia? Belt and braces I suppose.

      Before I forget, and reminding me of you, a bundle of green asparagus is looking at me, waiting to fulfill their destiny. I suppose breakfast is a bit too early for them. Though I could always dip them into an egg and be all Spanish about it.

      Egg and soldiers greetings,
      U

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  2. I am not sure if it is Australia wide, but the very young surf lifesavers in my part of the country are called Nippers.

    Fancy a late afternoon in the sun on the Gold Coast Beach? Not where the buildings are as they shadow the beach some time around 4pm.

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    1. Well these nippers certainly are Nippers, although I'm not exactly sure what they were doing.

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  3. Looks like they have joined the surf lifesavers. I presume it is an old photo as I understood two of them are staying with you at present.

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    1. They've gone home now. I can't remember when they were out in Oz; a couple of years back maybe?

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  4. So nice to have cousins of the same age and get along so well.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Yes, they really get on so well. It's a pity that they meet so rarely.

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  5. My grandchildren will never have cousins which is rather sad. Having said that my children's cousins lived so far away they rarely saw them either.

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    1. A modern malaise. The world is their playground.

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  6. Having just arrived on earth from another planet, they discuss their next move....

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    1. Ha-ha, that made me chuckle!

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    2. You might have hit the nail on the head.

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    3. It doesn't look like they are bothering with "take me to your leader" either.

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  7. And you are immenseley proud of them all!

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  8. I am sure you miss those boys. It is so hard when our loved ones live far away.

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    1. We have Skype, but it's not ideal.

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  9. You write with such love and fun of your family. I enjoy reading these posts.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I do love all my family, and I'm not ashamed to tell them as much. Very different to the 'stiff upper lip' days of my own father.

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