How good is this. It has taken Alex and me 30 minutes to get to Seaford Beach, Melbourne by car, using the Eastern Freeway all the way and passing through a total of a mere 3 traffic lights (too easy). It is 5:00pm on a Saturday and still about 32 degrees. There is hardly anybody on the beach, the water is perfect and there is the occasional tease of a breeze.
The beach itself is fairly wide and the water is very shallow for some distance out (up to our thighs) so that Alex, who doesn’t know how to swim (but you didn’t hear that from me) joins me in the water. Alex normally doesn’t even come in the water with me… very sensible Alex… so its nice that he gets to cool of too (Ahhhh).
Next challenge is to get as much sand off ourselves before we get in the car and head home. (Any chance of vacuuming the car Alex?)
This is not a surf beach, but a good calm local beach with plenty of space (although no shade as usual). For someone (me) who only has two colours, white and red, I have to be super careful with the amount of time I spend in the sun. What are the slogans… “Its not cool to get sunburnt” and “Slip, Slop Slap” (which translates to “Slip on a shirt, Slop on some sunscreen and Slap on a hat”).
I had a potentially cancerous sunspot removed over 10 years ago (at an age the doctors said was very young to have one) and I don’t wish to go through that again. This was from many trips to the beach as a child and not using any sunscreen (with a cold tea bath as the home remedy for the sunburn).
Alex, we really do need to invest in a beach umbrella (big enough for two) !