Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Back from the beach

It has been a difficult summer for Australia already and we are only halfway through January. Bushfires are everywhere which is scary enough. However, what really worries me is the long term implications of an  arid country getting hotter and how this will afftect our children and their children. It can all look very bleak and I guess the only way to be positive is to recommit to doing your own bit towards reducing your own earth footprint and maybe slowing these frightening changes down a little bit.
Although we found ourselves holidaying in a "catastrophic" fire area we didn't see any fires and only a very small amount of smoke. As a consequence, we were blissfully unaware of all that was going on and felt very content in our bubble of holiday making. Because it was hot inland, it was wonderful to be by the sea. We swam, we played beach soccer, we ate (a little too much), we drank (a little too much), we relaxed and recharged and readied ourselves for the year ahead. It was truly one of the best holidays we have had.
It looked a bit like this,

Riding the non existent waves 
Let's bury him!

Father and daughter swimming.
Lighting up the beach.   

 Now it's time to settle back into life away from the beach.....sigh!


  1. Hi Megan, thanks for the review of Wearwithall. Up here in the cold northern US we are having similar climate concerns. We all do have to do our bit. It scares me to think of how life for the next generation could be. Glad you and your family are safe.

  2. Thanks for your comment, Mary Lou. Your photography was beautiful in Wearwithall. Made me want to rug up....maybe when it gets a little cooler over here :)