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.