Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Summer's Day Out

Collins Flat at Syney National Park near Manly

When summer in Sydney is at its height, there is no better way to spend it than to get out in a boat and head off for a picnic by the beach. G and I spent last Sunday navigating our way through the super yachts and luxurious marine vessels of the well-to-do Sydneysiders and dropped anchor at the secluded Collins Beach.

The only way to get there was by boat or by foot through the national park so the small beach was only occupied by several families and us. It was great to have the beach almost to ourselves and as we anchored by the shore, there was a great sense of serene seclusion that so often seems to escape us in city life. The beauty of our city is that you can feel like you are so far away, yet still be right in the midst of the metropolis as beaches and national parks are in such close proximity to each other.

It’s a hard life that we live, as we spent the afternoon having lunch, lazing in the sun working on our tans, (well G didn’t have to) and cooling off in the water. It’s paradise on our doorstep and I have to say that you couldn’t convince me to live elsewhere.

A day out at the beach- Collins Beach

4 comments:

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Certainly a little bit of paradise! Any beach that's not over run and packed with folks is a lovely place.

Kristen said...

Oh summer... your photos give me hope that it's going to be here sooner or later!

Belinda said...

Great photo mosaic. Thank you for reminding what a great city we live in. If only I had myself a boat....

Julia said...

Beautiful photo. Pure summer.