Bondi Beach

Without further ado I present the first beach of Christmas in the 2012 ‘ 12 Beaches of Christmas Campaign’

Bondi Beach

Could any other beach have claimed top honours?

It was always going to be hard to pip her at the post!!

It goes without saying that I love Bondi Beach.. I spent the last day of 2012 and the first day of 2013  with her.

Her mood on the 31st of December was very zen! The ocean oozed calmness, there were no waves, and my friend and I bobbed and floated the morning away….looking skyward, wondering what the New Year, a mere 24 hours away had in store.

There was a sense of anticipation in the air. The New Year…2013 would soon be thrust upon us…. beach goers chattered and laughed as they swapped tales of the highs and lows of 2012…My friend and I lay on our beach towels, soaked up the summer sun, put our thinking caps on and chewed the fat…How were we to make 2013 OUR year? What BOLD statement would we make?

Our plans were sketchy…but our hopes high…Bondi Beach affirming for us that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Why? Because  when one stands on her shoreline , ANYTHING is possible…you only have to watch one episode the Channel 10 show, Bondi Rescue,  to know that!

We ummed and arghhed….we sighed and laughed in unison…and then we let go…You can’t hold onto your hopes and dreams too tightly!

Bondi Babe

Fast foward to the 1st of January…and I am back at Bondi Beach….but HER  mood and changed…Bondi was ANGRY.

Prehaps she had just had enough…the New Years festivities had broken her….and she had decided NOT to put on party dress for the 1st of Jan!

Instead she unleashed her fury….. blue-bottle stingers littered her waters, choosing victims at random, sharks swam within her waters, causing the  evacuation of all swimmers at 4pm.

I was stung by a blue-bottle at 2.33pm and whilst I attempted to play it cool…the pain got the better of me and I left the beach at 3.07pm.

I was not happy…Bondi Beach had let me down.

But despite my blue bottle battle scars

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and the theme to the JAWS movie having played on high rotation for the last 72 hours….

My heart belongs to BONDI….I appreciate her honestly, her humanity…She is NOT always perfect, doesn’t pretend to me……What you get is what you see….and for that reason alone, you are a most worthy recipient of the title ‘ First Beach of Christmas’  in the 2012 12 Beaches of Christmas campaign.

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