Thursday, April 20, 2006

Weekend by the Water

Isn't this a pretty scene? DH & I took the kids to have fish & chips by the harbour over the weekend. Although it was a bit breezy, the weather was perfect and we couldn't help but marvel over this gorgeous place that we live in. Wollongong harbour is no more than an 8 minute drive from my home unless there is extraordinary traffic - practically on our doorstep.
We are very lucky to have access to the coast and all it has to offer. There were lots of tourists, obviously from farther afield than us, ecstatic to be visiting such a gorgeous area. It can be good to glimpse something that we take for granted through fresh eyes.

While we were sitting by the water enjoying an icecream, we happened to see this daredevil out on the breakwater doing amazing stunt-jumps into the water on his bike. We sat & watched for ages as he did somersaults & high-kicks way up in the air, landing in the chilly harbour where his friend would jump in to help drag the bike out. He had attached some foam flotation aids to the crossbar to stop it sinking, but it still took the two of them to haul it back up the wall each time. Even the pelican enjoyed the impromptu show!
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