The beaches – they are calling!

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The Ocean at Hillarys boat harbour in NSW was mill pond like making it a great safe swim for the kids

Oh, times are hard.

I must say, the quality of the beaches here in Western Australia are fantastic.

We spent quite a bit of time on the beach next to Hillarys boat harbor yesterday. What a great beach!

For families its ideal. Being enclosed within the harbour, the sea is almost lake like in its calmness. There is also an area on the beach specifically set aside for famalies with no smoking zones, plenty of large tent like beach shades and a decent sized play area for the kids.

There seemed to be lots of Britts on the beach yesterday although we were there during the hottest time of the day.

Between 10am and 2pm is the hottest time of the day during the summer months in Western Australia when the UV index seems to hover around the ‘extreme’ levels.

I guess most local Aussies will be a little more sensible during this time of the day whilst the Brits like me are just extra intent on getting that tan.Sun shades for the kids at Hillarys beach NSW - a great place for the kids to hang out

An interesting thing I’ve noticed is the number of school busses that turn up by the beach throughout the day dropping off small groups of 10 to 15 pupils who then go on to undertake, what I can only describe as some sort of Physical Education class involving lots of swimming and running. There was a group of kids yesterday having snorkling lessons. Life in Aussie schools appears to be good.

No wonder they win most of the swimming medals in each of the Olympics and what a way to spend a part of your school day, swimming and running with your mates on one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen.

Finished last night with a good old BBQ (it would be rude not to). It was 32 degrees at 5pm last night, still in the high 20’s as the sun set at around 7:15. What a place!

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