Day 312 – Dweller-of-Beaches

54 – World’s 100 Best Beaches

It looks like I may have to visit Byron Bay. Not only will it tick the box for one the 100 Best Small Towns in Australia, it also is one of the World’s 100 Best Beaches. Two for the price of one visit!

I never was a beach-dweller in my teens. I’m still not in the typical sense of the word, but I enjoy walking through the surf more than I ever used to.
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Day 166 – Slightly Crispy

The holiday season definitely is a time to let out all the bad habits.

My scales aren’t as happy with me as they should be. Christmas has caused me to gain a kilo that I really didn’t want back. But it was completely worth it.

I am a little concerned over how much chocolate is still sitting around tempting me. On the one hand I just want to go and eat it all and have it be over. On the other, I’m challenging myself to spread out the eating to avoid the worst side-effects of a chocolate overdose. I’m really not sure if one approach or the other is particularly better.

Today, I added skin-abuse to the mix. I was in the sun. With my 50+ sunscreen on. And completely distracted from re-applying.

I’m a little red and crispy in places, but thankfully not too badly on the inside of elbows or backs of knees. Those are the worst. I’m telling myself I’ll be more careful through the rest of summer, but even I do not believe myself.

I will try though. Back to the health regimen.

Day 163 – Wetter-and-Wilder

Wet’n’Wild is a lot more fun when you’re allowed into the water.

Today I spent a chunk of my afternoon back at the park; and more successfully I might add. The weather forecast was a little pessimistic, but the temperature seemed nice enough this morning. And because I’m not limited in the number of my visits, I decided I might as well go have a look; worst-case scenario I just go back home and try again another day.

It turned out to be a beautiful day for being outside. Just the right amount of cloud to keep the sun bearable.

I ended up spending about 3-4 hours at the park, and time does fly. The crowds weren’t too bad either, which helped the lines. Possibly because everyone was recovering from Christmas, or because the weather deterred most people.

And they just extended the evening hours through January, so that every day is 10am-11pm, so I think I’ll get a lot of good use out of it on my holidays.

I wonder how many people I know with season passes…

Change of Plans

Originally, I was planning to use today for a digital clean-up instead of the usual physical one. I have favourited links going back almost 1000 days and I was planning to sift through them for the ones worth keeping so they are easier to find within the sea of data.

This was based on the dreary overcast day yesterday, seemingly promising an equally dreary weekend.

And then I got out of bed and looked out the window.

So, I guess I’ll be leaving the link clean-up for later while I figure out if there’s anywhere I can go be out in the sun and do something worthwhile with my day. Maybe the camera will come along, even though trying to take pictures in the harsh noon sun is clearly a bit no-no 😉