Monday, March 5, 2012


Having a swimming pool in our apartment complex has made us rather lazy when it comes to seeking out the beach. That, and the fact that I have issues with sand. Knowing we have to drive through about an hour of LA's finest traffic to hit the coast doesn't help, either.

Hailing from the east coast of Australia, it's not like beaches are novel to me. Our beaches are pretty spectacular - meaning even though I'm not really one for the beach, my standards are high nonetheless. I've been spoilt over the years.

Over the weekend, I surprised myself by suggesting we go for a drive, have a little adventure, and check out one of the beaches in Malibu.

I'm so glad we did. The weather was glorious, and we arrived nice and early before the serious stress of finding somewhere to park would have been an issue. Within ten minutes of arrival, we spotted dolphins out for a swim. That alone is hard to beat.

The water was still wintery cold, but that didn't stop the Faery (and eventually, Miss Pie) from running in and out of the pint-sized dumping waves... and for some reason, the sand didn't seem to bother me as much as usual. A sign, perhaps, that we should do this more often.

Happily, I had a great excuse to get serious with my 'real' camera again. That hasn't been the case much this year (I'm sure my camera is jealous of my iPhone) and is something I need to work on. I couldn't be happier with the shots I took yesterday.

At any rate, I have a feeling that the (northern) summer of 2012 is going to be a fantastic one.


  1. I loved these - such beautiful weather and I'm so envious of you having the summer to look forward to.

    Just amazing shots.

    1. Thank you - I had fun taking these.

      If it makes you feel any better, we're back to grey and cool today. Much less summery than last weekend... but yeah, can't complain. My friends up north are still getting snow - so different to here.

  2. Your camera is definitely jealous of your iPhone. I know this because we've been and your camera. We feel like you've fallen in with a crowd, a scene. We thought you were better than that.

    Or something.

    Annnnnyway, deluxe photos - I never did Malibu. Is the beach lovely? I know I was underwhelmed by Santa Monica. Dirty, dirty and what's with the bin divers?

    Love the sparkly water but mostly love the sparkly girls. So.damn.cute.

    1. Sorry I missed this comment - somehow it went into hiding, awaiting moderation.

      Yes, my camera is super jealous. I feel so mean. I really wish I'd had it on hand when we drove up into the mountains the other week, but alas, part of being spontaneous means that I didn't think to pack the camera (seeing as it started off as just another trip to the park).

      Poor camera.

      Malibu is about a million times nicer than Santa Monica, so there's that. Santa Monica's beaches don't excite me either - I am less than impressed, but I guess for the millions who visit each year and have no other beach experiences to compare to, it must seem nice enough. Will definitely head back to Malibu and scope out other parts.