After our last exceedingly stressful holiday, we decided to take a very, very simple and small trip to Rockingham.
Rockingham has a nice stretch of beach, lots of parks and playgrounds, a strip of cafes, a shopping centre, some nice walking trails, lookouts and lovely coastal views – it’s small and simple, and it’s only 30 minutes out of town.
Our objective for this trip was : hang out at a beach and sit in a cafe.
^ We arrived and ate lunch at a random cafe. As I was taking the photo, I said coolly, “Sean. I’d like you to put down that knife, right now.” Look at that hilarious expression on his face!
^ We took a little drive along the coast. Walked along some bush tracks, found some look outs.
We found a sheltered beach. The water was so still. The kids hopped about in the rock pools. I grimaced at the fact that the boys had no shoes on, but hey I did the same when I was a kid.
^ I sat in the shade and rearranged shells on the beach. Very therapeutic.
^ The boys went for a walk and found ingredients for Poh Poh’s (grandma) Chinese soups.
^ They also found a HUGE bundle of rope, which they dragged back to show me. “We found some treasure!”
^ My husband found a piece of wood, tangled amongst the seaweed. I suggested that he should tie some of the rope on it, and make a wake board thing.
And lo and behold, we all had the most glorious day trip ever!!