Wednesday, 20 January 2016

TIME OUT ON BONDI BEACH

It may sound strange to you but perversely I am quite relieved that the festive season is over if not for anything else but for the amount of food and wine consumed, hence the increase in waist size, which in turn led to two weeks of strict dieting and excessive exercising. This resulted in my being able once again to be able to wear my favourite shorts when we go to the beach.  On a windy day like today, I like to pair them with a crisp white shirt for a beach chic look


denim shorts+white crisp short, the horse watch
One of the biggest perks of living in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs is having Bondi Beach on our doorstep; arguably one of the World's most famous, popular by tourists and most loved by the locals, its beach and promenade are always packed with people bustling with various activities, even on the coldest and the wettest days of the year.
denim shorts+white crisp short, the horse watch

There are a lot of things you can do around here.  First and foremost is to have a swim between the yellow and red flags, followed by sunbathing under the hot Australia sun, surf the perfect waves or join a team playing beach valley ball.  If you are a fitness fanatic and want to have killer legs, challenge yourself by having a run for a couple of laps on the sand or along the promenade.

Ironically, both my husband and I are not big lovers of the sand and waves.  Our most popular activity is taking a stroll along the promenade joining the throngs of people walking their dogs, kids riding their tiny bicycles,  bronzed and toned fitness fanatics running past you with a swoosh and myriads of other activities that fall under the Beach Culture umbrella.  Watching the waves crashing on the rocks on the northern and southern ends of the beach always makes me feel calmer and helps me to clear my head.

Walking from one end of the boardwalk , you can't help but notice the stretch of the wall covered in graffiti which the local government regards as "helping Bondi to lead the way in being a vibrant and inspiring place that supports its diverse population, creative culture, enriching lifestyle and stunning natural features.”


denim shorts+white crisp short, the horse watch
Of course, beach culture is not just about the beach so for a complete beach experience head on to a vibrant, colourful joint with outdoor beachfront seating called The Bucket List  for a bucket of prawns or fish and ships washed down by a glass of crisp white wine or a quirky cocktail and watch the world go by.  

denim shorts+white crisp short, the horse watch

Young entrepreneurs trying to make some money in front of Bondi beach graffiti wall
Young entrepreneurs trying to make some money in front of Bondi beach graffiti wall

time out on bondi beach
Bondi Beach Graffiti Wall 


time out on bondi beach


denim shorts+white crisp short, the horse watch

Bondi beach graffiti wall


Bondi beach graffiti wall


denim shorts+white crisp short, the horse watch

Bondi beach graffiti wall



Bondi beach graffiti wall


Bondi beach graffiti wall




Bondi beach graffiti wall


Bondi beach graffiti wall




Bondi beach graffiti wall



Bondi beach graffiti wall

Bondi beach graffiti wall

time out on Bondi Beach


Time out on bondi beach
Shirt:  Uniqlo
Shorts:  Just Jeans
Watch:  The Horse
Bag:  Cape Town markets
Necklace: A gift from my daughter from South America