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Our Teeny Tiny Day Trip

23 April 2008

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.

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^ 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!

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^ We took a little drive along the coast. Walked along some bush tracks, found some look outs.

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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.

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^ I sat in the shade and rearranged shells on the beach. Very therapeutic.

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^ The boys went for a walk and found ingredients for Poh Poh’s (grandma) Chinese soups.

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^ They also found a HUGE bundle of rope, which they dragged back to show me. “We found some treasure!”

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^ 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!!

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Day Trip To Rockingham 08

Day Trip To Rockingham 08


Day Trip To Rockingham 08


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