21 March - 24 March
During the past 3 weeks, we have had the joy of having our son Matthew home from Austria. Last week, he spent his time with his Aunt at Tweed Heads. Fingal is a small seaside village just ten minutes from Tweed Heads. It was a perfect opportunity for me to camp and to enjoy more of Matthew's company.
The weather was hot and humid, with a storm coming through the first night.
When I wasn't with Matthew or Mags, I was to be found on the headland, in total awe of the ever-changing theatrics of the ocean.
Wonderful to have a son to bang in the tent pegs.
We started setting up the van after midday. The temperature was 30C and the humidity had sweat running down my face, constantly. After taking Matthew back to Tweed, I headed for the beach for a swim and walk. I was just so exhausted all I could do was collapse on my towel.
Finally, after a refreshing swim, the headland beckoned me. The effort brought untold joy.
Early to bed, early to rise. Not quite so. The sky was yet to clear at 6am, but I wasn't to be deterred.
Looking to Kingscliff, on the northern side of the headland.
I really didn't know where to stand and watch!
A favourite picnic spot of the Hungry Hikers.
Retracing my steps back to breakfast.
Day 2 - my 10 am coffee on the headland, brought the excitement of a large pod of dolphins swimming north.
At midday, I collected Matthew and accompanied him on an 18-hole round of golf, on a very pretty local course.
Guess where I was headed at 4 pm that afternoon?
Special, special times!
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Such a gorgeous location and to be with your son…perfect! So hot too! The sound of the sea is magical and its power is mesmerizing.ReplyDelete
The colours in these photos capture me and I wonder about the birds.
You made great memories, Helen.
Glad to be able to bring a little warmth to your snowy island. Except for the Zebra Finch, these birds are all regularly sighted. In fact as I type, I can hear its penetrating, strident wail right now.Delete
It was a very special time Marie.
The beach is beautiful! Love your wave photos. I can see why this is your happy place. I'm glad you got to spend some time with your son.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda. An absence of three years, thanks to Covid, was far too long.Delete
What a superb place to visit. I love watching waves crashing in, though the seas on this side of England rarely do anything exciting.ReplyDelete
It most certainly was. The waves were spectacular but the rock formations, sunrise/sunset, birds and dophins all added to my enjoyment. Later in the year, the headland is perfect for watching the whale migration.Delete
Your pictures are excellent--- What a good time you must have had.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bill. Can't wait to go again, but I guess I won't have the bonus of Matthew's company.Delete
So many magical moments and happy happenings! I am envious of all the ocean vistas with crashing waves you got to witness. I am glad your son came home and you got to share special times with him. Many wonderful memories to cherish from this get-away!ReplyDelete
Yes, many, many wonderful memoriesDelete
I could copy Alexandra's comment here. :) Gorgeous views and lovely moments! <3ReplyDelete
Cook Island in the background certainly added to the beauty of the view. Sometime soon, Frank's sister and me, hope to take a tour to swim with the turtles living in the waters surrounding this island.Delete
Such a wonderful place and nice views! It was a very good idea to spend some time with your son in this location.ReplyDelete
Yes, margi, and he needed a week of sun and surf, before returning to the cold of Austria.Delete
The beach is really stunning! I really like the photographs of the waves.ReplyDelete
Our beaches here in Australia, are all pretty impressive.ReplyDelete