Here in Australia, we’re truly blessed to have some of the most spectacular coastline and beautiful beaches in the world. You may have noticed a slight hint of the coastal and beach them in my daily Facebook and Instagram posts 🙂
Last week, my family and I had the pleasure of taking some time out at the beach. It was the final week of school holidays, and I had only managed to take a couple of days off over Christmas, so I organised for the four of us to spend a little time together at Yamba. As our daughter commences her final year of school, we thought it may be the last opportunity for a family holiday. I amused my daughter with stories of the week my friends and I spent in a house near the Pacific Hotel just after we finished school. There was no official “schoolies week” then, but we sure made our own fun!
I spent a lot of time at Yamba and nearby Angourie as a teenager. Once we all got our driver’s licences, we were off down to the coast every Sunday. We’d lay in the sun on the beach until it got too hot, then jump into the surf to cool off. Being fair-skinned, I would burn and peel every time, but I still tried to get a lovely tan like my olive-skinned friends. This is possibly the period where I did the majority of the damage to my skin, which I’m now paying for with multiple excisions and dozens of stitches which come with the regular removal of skin cancers. But I digress…
I still love the beach and being near the ocean. It somehow soothes the soul and makes you forget about everything you left at home. The sea air is fresh and seems to relax you and help you sleep better.
During our time away, we visited the beach early in the morning and later in the afternoon, managing to avoid sunburn, which was a bonus. We watched a few movies in the unit and played board games together. I enjoyed a bit of a “digital detox” as technology had been dominating my days. Amazingly, the teens put their phones down for an extended period of time! Even though it was only had a short break, it was lovely to get away together and something hubby and I have committed to doing on a more regular basis, with or without the kids, as they also have work commitments.
Following are a few snaps from our trip, so you too can enjoy a taste of Yamba and its beautiful beaches :).
Let’s escape to the beach!
I hope you enjoyed a virtual beach holiday via this post 🙂
Where is your favourite place to go for a relaxing holiday? When was the last time you took a holiday? Let me know in the comments below.
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