Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Surf Sup

You know all those photos I show you of palm trees blue sky and perfect flat calm ocean? Well it really is like that for about ten months of the year here.

But for the other two months, it can get grey and windy and a little bit wild. Cyclone season. Time to be battening down our hatches.

Yesterday I woke up wondering: "What's that crashing sound? Hang on, is it ... surf?". It was strange to think that if it was a surf beach we lived near, we would be hearing that crashing noise all day long.

Later, on our after-dinner stroll, we saw little kids swimming at the beach getting full-on dumped in the waves. Poor little tykes, they didn't have a clue what to do.

5 comments:

Mr E said...

I've always wanted to batten down the hatches. Do you have a hatch?

Naomi said...

The sad truth is no. No hatches. But there is this one window in my car that won't stay wound all the way up, and I feel that I should batten it one way or the other pretty soon.

purplegiraffes said...

Aw, I miss living on your street and being able to hear the sound of the ocean. Enjoy it while it lasts :)

Eileen said...

Did I see your corner of the world on the news tonight flooding?

Naomi said...

We have a fair amount of water on our hands at the moment .. you might have seen the towns just south of us which are flooded out completely. Also, the road and rail into Townsville is flooded which for us means no fresh bread or fresh milk, and (even worse) no new magazines.