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An eventful weekend

This weekend Sydney decided to have some spectacular weather. Which was great because I had my friend A and her husband coming up from Melbourne for the weekend.

For me summer means one thing: the beach. Any chance I get, I’ll be there. {Once again, oh-so-grateful to have the beach so close!} As I headed to the gym on Saturday morning, the clear blue skies told me that I was certain to hit the beach post my gym workout. And that I did.

Yeah...that's me. Enjoying the sunshine

Yeah…that’s me. Enjoying the sunshine

I was at the beach for about 3 hours — enjoying the sunshine, the beautiful water and my book. It wasn’t completely uneventful though. You see, the second time I went in for a swim, the waves were a tad stronger…particularly the undercurrent. And I got dragged a little further than I would have liked. When I sorta stood up, I heard the lifeguard blowing his whistle and gesturing for me to come back. So I tried to swim back. Only finding it a bit harder. And I realised then that I’d probably swum out towards a rip. Yeah, that’d be right. I still made an effort and noticed a random guy coming towards me. He then helped me out by holding my hand and pulling me away from the waves to a shallower area. He wasn’t a lifeguard. And he was hot. But I was just too bloody embarrassed. I thanked him {of course!} while he explained how there was a rip out that way. I told him that I figured that out when I found it hard to swim. Thanked him again. And apologised for my stupidity.

But it wasn’t over yet. As I went towards the place where there were more people swimming {a.k.a. safe place}, the lifeguard called out to me. I did the walk of shame towards him and apologised for my stupidity. He lectured me {in a perfectly nice way} about how there was a rip and that it’s safer to swim where the crowds are if you’re not a strong swimmer. I didn’t want to tell him that I can barely see without my glasses which could attribute to me not seeing the rip. But just nodded and apologised again.

In the evening I caught up with A and her husband for dinner and a walk along the beach with ice cream. Once again, it made me grateful for where I live.

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At twilight

On Sunday, we decided to walk from Bondi to Coogee as A‘s husband had never been there. We had brunch at Bondi and walked the coastal walk to Coogee on another gorgeous day. One of the things that struck me though is that the people seem to put a lot of emphasis on appearances. More so than my local beach. For instance, I noticed several women wearing make up {mascara, eye-liner, lipstick} and jewellery {long dangling earrings} to the beach! Which I fail to understand if you’re going to swim. But that’s a whole different blog post. I still enjoyed the scenery and the walk even though we didn’t go for a swim.

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All in all, it was an eventful weekend. I’m going to be extra-careful when I swim from now. There’s no changing my mind about the best beach in Sydney.

For me, it’s still my local. {I’m happy for the tourists to keep flocking Bondi and Coogee though!} 🙂

How was your weekend?

Do share! 

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • R's Mom
    13 January 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Thats it? you didnt ask for his name, number, etc etc…you should have no?

    loved the pics of the food especially so yummy 🙂

    Do take care whenever you go to swim okay?

    • Psych Babbler
      18 January 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Haha…I think I was just way too embarrassed RM! 😛

      And yes, will take care henceforth when I swim!

  • R's Mom
    13 January 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Thats it? you didnt ask for his name, number, etc etc…you should have no?

    loved the pics of the food especially so yummy 🙂

    Do take care whenever you go to swim okay?

    • Psych Babbler
      18 January 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Haha…I think I was just way too embarrassed RM! 😛

      And yes, will take care henceforth when I swim!

  • Archana
    13 January 2014 at 3:23 pm

    That’s scary.

    Lovely pics, and the beach looks pristine!
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    • Psych Babbler
      18 January 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Yeah it was a bit! The beach is brilliant…or should I say the beaches are brilliant! 😀

  • Archana
    13 January 2014 at 3:23 pm

    That’s scary.

    Lovely pics, and the beach looks pristine!
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    • Psych Babbler
      18 January 2014 at 8:01 pm

      Yeah it was a bit! The beach is brilliant…or should I say the beaches are brilliant! 😀

  • vishalbheeroo
    14 January 2014 at 6:37 pm

    hehe! I bet you had a lovely time at the beach and the pictures are damn gorgeous in Sydney. Be safe next time or another handsome guy will come to the damsel in distress.
    Cheerz
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    • Psych Babbler
      18 January 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I did have a lovely time…including the embarrassing incident! 😛

  • vishalbheeroo
    14 January 2014 at 6:37 pm

    hehe! I bet you had a lovely time at the beach and the pictures are damn gorgeous in Sydney. Be safe next time or another handsome guy will come to the damsel in distress.
    Cheerz
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    • Psych Babbler
      18 January 2014 at 8:21 pm

      I did have a lovely time…including the embarrassing incident! 😛

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