Idyllic Evening

In addition to the rush of  working on my marking contract and pre-Christmas parties, it is also nearing the end of the school year.  Tonight was DS’s school disco, and instead of DH dropping him off and then coming back home, we decided to take the girls out for a beach walk and icecreams. Yes, it appears summer has finally arrived.

And what an idyllic evening it was.  A light sea breeze, relatively low humidity (actually, I just checked the weather website and it is 96% humidity now, so cancel that. I just *felt* lowish).  There were surfers galore out tonight, with a nice one metre or so swell, so the girls enjoyed watching them a little. Or rather, Miss 3 did, Miss 1 was too busy trying to join them.

One of the awesome features about our home town is the coastal walkway that has been created over the last decade. Before then, it seemed that the sea was almost semi industrial – the site of the city mall and parkland next to it is the old railway yard, and it is separated from the sea by just one road and the parkland of the walkway – such a prime site! The walkway is hugely popular, and we met lots of cyclists, small dogs, rollerbladers and others out walking enjoying the evening.  They mostly seemed to think Miss 1’s determined setting of the stride, and insistence on independent walking was delightfully cute – just as well really. 

Of course, taking the camera wasn’t a priority tonight, sorry! All we have to show for it are some grubby shoes, and a wee handful of treasures. And happy memories and hopes of many more idyllic evenings. Miss 3 was excited by the small free seaside swimming pool and hopes it will open soon (it’s due to open at the beginning of the school holidays, so that’s within a week), so I can see her powers of persuasion being exercised in the near future).


5 Responses to “Idyllic Evening”

  1. 1 Darcy December 11, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Sounds like a lovely day:) Hugs Darcy

  2. 2 Sam December 11, 2009 at 9:38 am

    gosh i’m a local yet fail to know about this free seaside pool – or is it that construction down from the aquatic centre playground? .. and if so does it really fill up with water?

  3. 3 Sharonnz December 11, 2009 at 10:01 am

    We love the walkway. Best thing the town has done!

  4. 4 Lina December 12, 2009 at 11:03 am

    What a wonderful day! I love the shoes! 🙂

  5. 5 Virginia December 14, 2009 at 3:29 am

    That sounds like such a wonderful evening. I keep coming back to this post and reading it because it’s so relaxing.

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