On a hot Australian day, the beach beckons. During one wicked spell of intense heat in Adelaide, the twins, Jeannette and I headed down to the beach at dusk. Although a sea breeze is part of nearly every day here, the air was still.
Central air conditioning is not standard here (nor is central heating), except in newly constructed homes. So the hot houses of nearby neighbourhoods had emptied out onto the beach. Jeannette and David figured there’d be many sleeping on the beach on such a hot night.
We took off our shoes and cooled our feet in the sea. Our toes sank into Adelaide’s perfect sand. The heat of the day fell away. We were content.
We’ve come to love the beaches of Australia. Robin had been telling me that our Kelowna beach sand couldn’t begin to compare with the white sands of Australia. He was right.
The other thing that comes with beaches facing west is sunsets. Glorious sunsets, with the sun casting a gold glow over everything and then being suddenly swallowed by the sea.
I can’t share all of the beach and sunset photos I’ve taken, but I can’t resist sharing some of my favourites.