Monday, January 19, 2009

Cottesloe Beach Visit - Watch Out For The Shark

The Boy was keen for a swim at the beach yesterday and we wanted to take him at least once these school holidays. Even though we visited Cottesloe last night we went again and at least the girls could have a decent coffee whilst they waited. It was 31 degrees but there wasn't a lot of sunshine as storm clouds moved in.

The wate was a bit rough and none too warm but it was fine after a few minutes. We had quite a decent swim and then made some buildings in the sand. The big waves knocked them about though and we were fighting a losing battle. Yu-Jin wanted to be covered in sand so I obliged. Then it was my turn. It was a strange feeling to be covered from neck to toe. I didn't particularly enjoy the sand being put in my ear either but that was an accident. Damn, it also meant that I had to take another dip.

Shortly afterwards a siren alerted all swimmers to leave the water as a shark had been sighted. Everybody left the water pretty quickly. Nobody peeing on the beach yesterday but they might have in the water! Quite a bit of commotion actually with a lifesaving surf boat zipping about and a helicopter hovering above for quite some time. I didn't catch a glimpse of a shark fin, or dismembered limb, in the 10 minutes or so that we waited. Oh well, time to go home. Excitement was over.

A thunderstorm hit last night. Quite a bit of lightning and we received some rain. I notice that until this morning Perth has received no rainfall but Perth Airport has had half an inch. They're only about 12 kilometres apart. The airport reached 43 degrees on Friday when we only had 41.8 in the city.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow fun Annette