I want to tell you the woman in the hat above is me…sitting by the seashore, reading a book and basking in the sunshine. But..it's not quite. I am running around Sydney's northern beaches at the moment, where we lived for many years. We are here for the week, hanging with family, visiting friends, eating lots of great food and sipping on my favourite coffee in the whole wide world.. a double shot flat white. ..Aussie style.
Our Sydney roots are in a little town near Manly, called Fairlight. Up on a hill, looking out to the sea, sits Windswept..the other half of our home away from home. On my last post, I talked about our home way from home in the wilds of New England, Tahilla Farm. So many of you sent along very thoughtful words of encouragement for which I am exceedingly grateful. We have a place here in Australia and a place in New England. Between them we live in Chateau Mango in Ho Chi Minh City. One day we will settle more permanently, the plans are underway. Until then...we live in a mixed up expat world. For those of you, brave enough to stay with me on the blog and try to make sense of it all..I thank you most sincerely!
A wonderful spot for breakfast... Bathers' Pavilion in Balmoral.
where you can find the perfect flat white coffee.
From Balmoral to Manly.
I call Manly 'Surf City'...it is what people do... (except me).
Manly Beach is the place to go..
even if it is just for a stroll on the beach, it is glorious.
I loved this...an aspiring surfer girl who
I am sure is dreaming big.
From sunrise to sunset..they are out there..
waiting for the next wave. I often wonder
what they talk about out there.
I love the beach at sunset, when the sand is cool under foot,
the breeze picks up and the pace of the world slows down.
Do you have a favourite time on the beach?
To me, if you can manage it..
the best way to experience a beach
is on the beach. If you happen to consider
Manly Beach on your visit to Sydney...
you can find accommodations
They have something to meet
nearly every budget.
From my corner of the world to yours..
sending you best wishes for a
All photos by me with exception
of 'surf-city'.. I took a photograph
of the advertising in the window
of Roxy..a hip little store in Manly.