We went to Hawks Nest for four fabulous days of sunshine, swimming, resting and eating over the Australia Day long weekend. It was such a nice way to end the school holidays, we all became very relaxed and lazy. The weather was just superb.
There always seems to be a little theme to each of our breaks at Hawks Nest. Sometimes we ride the bikes a lot, sometimes its Bennetts Beach we visit and collect masses of sea shells. The theme to this little break was..... snorkelling!
The girls were keen to try snorkelling, and the conditions at Jimmys Beach were perfect this time. We went to the local fishing/sports store and purchased the masks and snorkels. Right at the end of the shopping trip the girls asked if we (Paul and I) were going to snorkel with them. Why not, I thought, so I bought the gear as well, it'll be fun!
Well, did we snorkel! Morning and afternoon, every day. We'd just get home from our morning session and the girls would start asking when we'd be going back to the beach for more snorkelling. They loved it, I loved it. Under the sea is truely beautiful (even if it is just sandy coloured fish, seaweed and hermit crabs scampering across the sandy bottom!)
A couple of pictures to follow. To the right is a picture of the girls in their new snorkelling gear. Sorry, no photos of me!
Below is one of my favourite photos from the weekend. I love taking photos with those dramatic mountains as the backdrop.
Till next time...