After a cold and misera-bubble day yesterday, featuring damp descending with enthusiasm (filled the pool again), today had cheered up a bit. At least it didn’t have the chilly gale that rendered my morning swim yesterday rather unpleasant. Of course, this morning featured the water chilled from yesterday, so I was happy to complete my quota of swimming strokes for the day and climb out.
It was then decided, though, to head for the beach. I resumed shorts and sandals I abandoned a few weeks ago when winter did a comeback, and off we went. The new monstrosity being built on the edge of the slope enabled me to pinpoint where our house is; a person would need to be quite far out to sea to spot our own buildings. The houses on the skyline, centre, are in front of our place.
What can be seen between houses and beach does explain where the wildlife wandering across our garden — particularly by way of monkeys — is able to hang out when not busy visiting humans. Of course, some of the wildlife, like snakes and toads and ibises, does just fine by simply staying in our garden. They don’t need this forest patch going down to the sea.
One may see the monster-housitty that is growing up to obscure a chunk of our view, and blocking the side view of a friend who lives to the left of it, at the top of the hill here:
Here we have a closer look at our area of interest.
The beach features some good areas for rock pool exploration at low tide, and for that strange species snorticus snorkelarius to flip around in.
There is lots and lots of sand and water to provide all the amusements children find in sand and water. The swimming areas are provided by a tidal pool, and by bathing beaches further along to one side and the other.