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Sunday, August 01, 2004

 

Are You Sure It Is Really Winter?

Today was a lovely spring, umm, winter day. We had temperatures reaching 23 degrees celsius (73.4 F) so while dad was at a meeting, mum decided it was a nice day to go to the beach. After church, I bumdled the kids into the car and headed to the seaside.
There was a nice breeze but it will still warm enough to enjoy the time outdoors. We had a simple lunch of chips (from a shop which way over charges) and played in the mud/sand flats.
At Sandgate, when the tide goes out, it really goes out. There is quite a distance between the park and the waters edge. I would guess at up to 100 metres in some places. The kids decided to forego lunch and headed out onto the flats for some muddy sandy fun.
It was fun watching them, but when Merc decided she was getting cold, I rounded them up and headed back to the car. Erin lightly doused herself with salt water while we were there, Miranda had a slight sprinling on her, and Jadeen rolled around, literally, in the small pools of water that dotted the flats.
Here is the evidence that winter is leaving our doorstep for at least another 10 months.


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