It took a while for us to get out of the house today, and since by the time we were all keen to go out the sun was shining, we chose something simple off the list... and for a change, something not food orientated!
#26. Go to the Beach!
For those of you following from the English seaside, our group are all from (what we like to think) is one of the most beautiful seaside cities. With white, sandy beaches facing west to catch glorious sunsets, Perth has some pretty amazing beach experiences to offer. Have a look at this - just a regular day in Perth, Western Australia.
So although we may get at least a third of the year in beautiful sunshine, it was a treasure to get this glorious day in Brighton. There have been a few sunny days here, but, you know... we brought our bathers! And since a swim and a sunbathe is on the list from We Love Brighton, that's what we'd do. We were determined.
It was so delightfully warm outside. That is, until the wind hit us, then we could feel the icy cold gusts slowing our way through the streets of Brighton. We were tempted to do another slow-mo walk or maybe do the scene from The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy is sucked up into the hurricane. Finally we made it to the beach. Brighton has a sweet shorefront, with art shops, cafes and fun activites that we made our way past, and with great excitement stepped onto the rocks. And here comes the best line of the day:
ROBERT: Where do you think all these rocks came from?
TAMARA: I dunno, maybe they just rocked up.
While we miss our soft sandy shores, we all think the pebbles are fun, and used this opportunity all together to take a few movie moments pics that you'll have to keep your eyes peeled for. Only one a day remember! We also thought we'd take a dip, as advised by We Love Brighton.
Call us names if you will, but we didn't manage to put more than a toe or two in, though Robert and Erin may try again on a day that's not as rough. Tyler at least got down to his tinies and Tamara didn't even get her stockings and sneakers off - she just dresses pretty. But she and Erin did tackle the sunbathing on this rocky coast. The stones were deliciously toasty and the girls enjoyed their brief lay down. Perhaps Brighton should advertise the beach as a hot stone massage? You know, if you wiggle a bit, or put the larger pebbles under particular sore spots, it really could be quite pleasant! Even though the sun was out though, the temperature of the wind was too cool for us and we shrugged on our jackets and shoes again. Once we'd had our fill of searching for the best looking stone, and running playfully over the beach entertaining other folk enjoying the sunshine with our silly photo posing, we all went back up to the pier for some fish and chips and enjoyed the sun some more.