trip to Bondi Beach
21.06.2008 0 °F
Bondi Beach was amazing. This afternoon we have to leave to get on a plane to fly to Cairns and then ride in the car for an hour to Port Douglas. We decided that it would be the perfect time to go to Bondi. All of the shops are lined up along the street that faces the ocean. All of the surfers were out on the water. They were all wearing those super warm wet suits. Of course the temperature was completely comfortable for me, it was freezing for them.
I forgot to mention the pizza place that we stopped at. They had the thinnest crust but it was still delicious. So far in the running for best food:
chips(french fries, they call potato chips crisps)=the Marriott in Sydney
pizza=pompei's(pizza and ice cream place)
Word of the day: cossie=a swim suit it comes from swimming costume, take off the swimming and take off the tume and add sie. you have cossie!
We started this morning as we have each morning in Sydney with brekkie (breakfast) at the hotel buffet. We had fresh fruit, including passionfruit, melon and strawberries, Italian inspired (olive, cucumbers, and baby fresh mozzarella balls), English (baked beans, crispy back bacon and scrambled eggs), and a wide assortment of breads and pastries accompanied by juices and hot chocolate for Annie and a long black (coffee) for Auntie.
With ourselves suitably fortified we headed out to Bondi beach on a quest for the perfect cossie. Bondi Swimwear turned out to be the shop of choice where the kindly Irish saleslady understood that "sales help" means more than standing behind a register and taking our money. She had numerous suggestions on which suits would highlight our good body features (assuming we have such which she assured us we did) and disguise the not so good features. She also was a color consultant suggesting which colours complemented our skin tones and which made us look like bleached-out, washed up whales. Cossies flew back and forth between the dressing rooms and we emerged in the end with a perfect set of cossies for each of us. Amazing! It is such a treat to have a sales person who knows their stock help you finish up with a satisfying purchase.
The beach was directly across from the shops so it was a short stroll to the beach to dig our toes into the warm, soft sand. The water was, amazingly enough, WARM. The surfers were out in numbers as well as a couple of games of beach soccer were going on. Ozzies love the out of doors and being active, both as individuals but also as families.
We grabbed a small pizza at a local Italian place, as we would be on the plane to Cairns during the normal dinner hour, and then it was back to the hotel to collect our bags and then off to the airport. Three hours later we landed in Cairns and and hour after that we ended up in Port Douglas. Since it is winter here the sun sets about 6:30 pm so it was dark, and we were nackered (dead tired). Shopping and traveling is hard work! Quick dinner, being sure to have our veggies and then lights out for the duo.
WOTD: veggies= vegtables, especially the green ones Mom wants us to be sure and eat lots of.