CUWAM: The Second Beach of Christmas…the one,the only,BONDI Beach

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My luck seemed to extend from the moment I caught up with Jo and Yo in Sydney on the evening of the 30th of December. They provided me with the perfect canvas for a NYE to remember….and this continued onto NY Day….the sun shone, the sky was blue, summer was here to celebrate with us on the first day of 2012.

A few quick calls, text messages and a simple plan was devised….Bondi Beach, 12 noon.

Feeling the effects of two days of solid partying, I gathered by beach bag at snail pace. I drove to Bondi Beach Road, parked my car in an all day parking spot, and then jumped on a city bus bound for the beach. Picking up two coffee’s on arrival, I hit the sand, keeping an eager eye out for my friend Steph, who had set up camp hours earlier

On finding Steph, we settled in for a day of perfect beach action….Lounging around, under umbrellas and sun shades, reading magazines, munching on snacks of fruit, chips and salted mixed nuts, going for numerous dips in the ocean, celebrating the first day of 2012 with thousands upon thousands of other sun worshippers….

There was a gentle hum of conversation and laughter in the air, a mixture of languages, the smell of suncream and coconut oil, and a sense of community, of a shared experience, on Sydney’s day of days at its most infamous summer playground…Bondi Beach. As far as the eye could see, there were people enjoying themselves, the sun, their friends and family….

People came and went from the beach all day. My friends Jenny and Fiona, joined Steph and I for a swim and a chat. But it was Steph and I who were in it for the long haul…eventaully calling it a day at 5.30pm, and heading to Bondi Icebergs for a New Years Day celebratory beverage…we had earnt it…beach action is very, very tiring.

So to Bondi Beach, thank you for providing me with the most wonderful New Years day, an oasis for me and my friends to gather, and talk about our shared hopes and dreams for the coming year….And altough we had to share this experience with thousands and thousands of others, that was preciously what made the day extra special…,,

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  1. Gill
    Jan 15, 2012 @ 05:13:18

    Looks awesome! I have been to Bondi, just once. It is perhaps the most famous beach in the world. One of them, at least. You had to include it on your list! Glad to hear your New Year’s Day was such a fabulous one.

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