Posted by: Debra Kolkka | November 30, 2012

Things to do at the beach

I love the beach. I love to walk on the beach early in the morning and in the late afternoon. Take a look at some of the fun things I saw in the last days of spring at Main Beach on the Gold Coast here in sunny Queensland.

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A life saver going out for some early morning practice.

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I like the matching green floaties.

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Building sand castles is always fun.

We used to do a version of the next activity when I was young. It was called skim boarding. Our boards were round and we would throw them onto the sand after a retreating wave and run and jump on them and skim across the film of water. The boards were flat and if you hit a bump a painful tumble would follow.

The new boards are a different shape, but the idea is the same.

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Taking the dog for a swim.

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Just watching the water is fun too.

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I think this would be one of the more enjoyable police beats.

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Waiting for waves.

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The waves weren’t very big, but I saw some good rides.

There is a different way of surfing that I haven’t seen before.

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The riders stand up on their boards and paddle to catch a wave. It looks extremely difficult, but there were quite a lot of people doing it.

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Just hanging around is fun too.

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The lifesavers bring in the boat after practice.

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Meet George (with the fish) and Milton catching dinner.

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And the seagull keeps watch.

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  1. What a sight – I mean the first picture! I love the beach too.

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    • There is nothing like that first jump into a wave.

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    • You took the words right out of my mouth! Heehee.

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  2. It is so cold here in Europe that I really envy you!

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    • I have just been looking at snow in Helsinki and we are having a heat wave here!

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  3. Living so close to the coast definitely has its advantages and looks like we’re in for a scorcher of a summer!

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    • We are having a heat wave just now. I hope it doesn’t last too long.

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  4. Yes a very thought provoking first photo….;)

    Lovely to meet you today Debra, I’ll look forward to hearing all about your Sydney trip when you get back!

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    • It was fun to meet you too. I will report on my Sydney trip soon.

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  5. How beautiful there!!!

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    • This is my favourite beach. I think it was the perfect place to grow up.

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  6. Back home just at the right time! Enjoy it.

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    • I love the beach….it is one of the things I miss when I am in Italy.

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  7. Beautiful post Debra! It makes me dreaming… Here is cold and it’s raining and snowing…

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  8. Oh, ah hem. {blush} Love the first shot – went great with my afternoon coffee! 😉

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  9. Way to celebrate winter time!

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    • It is winter for you, but summer has just begun here and we are having a heat wave. The beach is the best place to be right now.

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  10. Hehe I count a lot of pairs of Speedos! 😛 Lovely, happy photos 🙂

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    • I love this beach. I have spent quite a large part of my life on it.

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  11. Great seaside pics, Debra. Love the first one, but then, you knew that. 😀

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    • Our lifesavers do a fine job of protecting swimmers and manage to look good too.

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  12. I grew up in California twenty minutes from the beach. I miss it so much. I love the sound of the ocean. It is so soothing.

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    • We lived across the road from the beach and spent hours very day there in the holidays. I still love it. Our house in Italy is beside a river, so I hear the sound of running water here too, and our house in the mountains has a spring which makes a wonderful noise as it tumbles down the mountain.

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