Trip Start Sep 16, 2011
290Trip End Nov 20, 2011
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Noah has a bit of work to finish up so Woody and I head to the beach across the road. Good stuff. I took coffee for me, and a biscuit for Woody. Winners. We accidentally block the bike path so a cyclist comes up behind us and rings his bell, and happily calls out Happy Thursday to us. This makes me smile so much, as in my head I compare it when we were in LA and cyclist were properly getting crossed with tourists and telling them off for being in the bike line. Happy Thursday felt so much nicer. We had a makeshift game of petanque and then it rained. No longer winners. We try as much as we can to adopt a Hawaiian approach to when it rains, which is carry on like it is not. We did this for a while, but then Elwood asked why we couldn't just go home
We played some games until Noah had finished his work, we had some lunch and then the boys played together for a bit. I looked at some houses and preschools online, and felt like I had done something constructive. I plan to take another look later. I cannot wait actually, we are getting really excited about living in Oz.
First stop, Turtle Bay. We had some mini oreos for the journey so by the time we arrive (it is about 15 minutes away) Elwood is bouncing off the walls. We are glad to let him free into the water for a proper razz around. Woody is delighted. He jumps and plays for ages in the water until he is shivering (it is not as hot as it has been today and it is super windy).
We are keeping half an eye on the time as we are keen to catch the sunset at Sunset Beach. So we arrive there an hour early and play on the beach. Someone was sitting by Elwood’s climbing tree’ and someone else is propped up against the stump he likes to climb. He is pretty unimpressed. He climbs up the tree regardless and asks the person on his stump if they could please move over a bit
He recognises a little girl from the last time we were at this beach and she comes to play with Woody. He is really pleased, as we have moved so much he does not often see the same people more than once. They play pirates together and Elwood is delighted that he has someone else to watch him climb a tree and to show the band aid on his finger. They chat a little and Elwood looks so happy, I feel really proud of him. He looks really pleased with himself too.
The sunset is magical. Noah is taking this sunset chasing really seriously and is actually squatting in the shallow to get the right image. I tease him about this, but then I see how great the photos are and I have to take it back. Noah estimates that we have taken 10,000 photos this holiday. Yikes, that is going to be a pretty big photo album!
We celebrate this fabulous sunset by getting some chips from the takeaway to eat as 'travellers’ . We then go to the shop and getting dinner. (And I wonder why we are all stacking on the pounds, ha!)
I whip up a (sort of) stir fry but Woody cannot keep his eyes open. I think 3 trips to the beach for a 3 year old, is pretty full on. Woody conks out after about two bites of dinner. Noah and I crack on with blog pictures and chat about house and jobs in oz.
We feel happy and optimistic and very excited about the road ahead.
Sweet dreams good people.