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S is for Sun, Sand and Surf #atozchallenge


Soaking up the sunshine is one of my favourite things to do. There is nothing more incredible than being outdoors and more so, in the presence of pristine blue-green waters with white surf hitting the sand. I have said it several times on this blog but I am eternally grateful for living reasonably close to the beach.

One of the most ideal ways for me to spend my summer is soaking up the sunshine and working on my tan {for real!} while reading a book and listening to the sound of the surf. I will usually go in for a swim — try my best to not get caught in a rip — and then lie in the sun with my book to dry off. Only to repeat the routine again once dry. It’s amazing just how many hours you can spend just reading and listening to the waves.

I am hoping that during my road trip down south next month I will be fortunate enough to have some glorious days of sun, sand and surf. Even though I know we are heading towards winter. Give me sunshine and summers any day over the cold weather.

Tell me, is there any better way to live life?

I think not!

How do you feel about soaking up the sunshine?

***This post is part of the April A to Z Challenge and the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Check out my previous entries here***

Until next time,


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  • carol graham
    22 April 2014 at 10:37 am

    Funny you should ask — is there a better way to live life? I had sun stroke as a young woman and can’t go into the sun — so, yes, there is a better way — but I like your way too 🙂 LOL

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  • Rajlakshmi
    22 April 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I so envy your road trip… Sounds Exciting… I have been to beaches but only for walks … n I dnt even know swimming. :S and it’s already getting cold these days. Have a blast during your trip and don’t forget to share a travelogue.
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  • Suzy
    22 April 2014 at 4:56 pm

    And hopefully you are slapping on a lot of UV protection cream. As we know the sun down under is very harsh. I prefer to cover up and go walking in the hills.
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  • Shailaja V
    22 April 2014 at 5:28 pm

    You just made me green with envy, seeing that lovely surf! Ah, what I wouldn’t give to live by the beach, tap away on my laptop and write my book 😀
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  • Amrita
    22 April 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Lovely post! Sigh! I can’t remember any more why I left NZ/Aus to move to freezing Europe, miles away from the beach! Water is so soothing!
    Enjoy the sun, sand and surf!
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  • S(t)ri
    22 April 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Hey PB, was away for a couple of days… a refreshing read to start my day… 🙂 A really lovely post … I wish I visit Aus… 🙂
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  • Soumya
    22 April 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Oh I love the sun! An the beach! Not surfed yet, but will try soon once I get out of India!

    That pic makes me want to take a vacation right away!
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  • nabanita
    22 April 2014 at 7:42 pm

    This post makes me want to go on a beach holiday!
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  • Zita
    22 April 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I am with you on that one!!! I never used to be big on the beach and certainly didn’t like getting stuck in the waves and being tossed about but the last few years I have grown to love it more! I spent 4 nights at the Gold Coast recently and loved it, for some reason I am being drawn to the beach more and more and think I would like to even live near the water eventually!
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  • Aditi
    22 April 2014 at 8:53 pm

    PB!!! You just made me long for a break to the golden sand and clear blue seas….Sigh!! I am loving your posts!! Muuaah!
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  • Shilpa Garg
    23 April 2014 at 3:12 am

    I am back from Rishikesh where we doing white water rafting and despite the sunblocks et all, my skin is all tanned and charred!! Am not at all a summer or sun person. Love cold weather any day though not the extreme of it 😀
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  • Laurel Regan
    23 April 2014 at 1:26 pm

    After the winter we had in my part of the world, I am so ready for the summer sunshine! Bring it on!
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