Feb 28, 2012

A day at Terrigal beach

My friend has been raving about Terrigal so we braved it one summer Saturday and drove an hour north.

There is a beautiful wide open beach but we wanted to barbeque our lunch so we ended up on a side of the beach that has seaweed scattered all over, the water is a little murky near the shores and is home to scuba diving operators. I believe the area is called The Haven, though that may be somewhat of a misnomer as far as beaches are concerned. Nevertheless, the kids had a great day and the waters were somewhat warm. I love how kids can enjoy themselves without being weighted down by thought or judgement and just be.

I loved the proximity of our spot to the pelicans. It was surreal seeing pelicans swimming, taking off, landing or just soaring overhead. See here for more on the pelicans.

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Our spot was also great for exploring the rock formations.

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The multitude of reflections,textures, colour and shapes in nature's sculpture is beyond words - this is my favourite part of Terrigal, the one that makes it not just any other beach.

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When you stand by an Australian shore where the waters hurl themselves against rocks, look beyond the froth and you know where the word aquamarine comes from. We stood for a while watching for the really big waves as they came in and anticipating the towering sprays. Although I was a good few feet away, I felt the feather light touch of water raining on my skin.

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I also spent some time walking up the greens just next to the beach - the view and the sensation of being that little bit closer to the beautiful blue sky, is worth the climb.

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