Sandon Point

The fifth beach of Christmas is yet another stretch of Coastline, that during the first 25 years of my life as a full-time a South Coast resident, I ignored. Add 10 years of city living to this tally, and FINALLY I found the time to spend an afternoon at Sandon Point Beach, Bulli.

Sandon Point Beach, Bulli

Sandon Point Beach, Bulli

Sandon Point Beach, Bulli

Sandon Point Beach, Bulli

Yet it was bitter sweet, for I felt a tinge of sadness for the beach I had neglected for many, many years. As a young girl, Austinmer Beach stole my heart. As a teenager, when I wasn’t sulking in my room, I was scanning groceries at the local supermarket…. thus neglecting sand and surf. And as a young adult, when I wasn’t serving fish & chips at the local take away shop, I was sculling vodkas in Wollongong ‘ Night Clubs’….the beach furthest from my mind.

Then I up’ed  & left town, moved to the UK for two years, finally settling for ‘ good’ in Sydney, NSW. Good bye South Coast!!

But I find myself returning each Summer to the family home down South, and it tugs at my heart-strings, raises questions I struggle to answer with conviction- ‘ Why did I Leave this place?’

Sandon Point, Bulli

Sandon Point, Bulli

Ah, Sandon Point Beach, Bulli….you got me good this afternoon with your stunning ocean views, perfectly formed waves and cool summer breeze. As I soaked up the view, over & over the question swirled- ‘ Why did I leave this place?’ …..Why did I leave this place?’

Sandon Point Beach

Sandon Point Beach

But I have come to realise some questions  take a lifetime to answer, and the verdict remains out of this particular one. I took a deep breath, shelving the question then & there, looked out to sea, happy to have FINALLY found the time to savour the beauty that is Sandon Point.

Sandon Point Beach

Sandon Point Beach

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