Friday, January 23, 2009

The Beached Sharks Guide to the Beaches of Sydney

Dear Sharks,

Okay, okay, okay. I'm sorry for calling you beached sharks, as that's a term for whales, but you guys truly are lost. First, I will give you some advice: the lifeguards will not harm you. They're coming after you to save you!! Ah well. On to the subject. If you're tired of baking in the sun, I suggest you start learning about Sydney beaches.

Bondi Beach:

This delightful beach is sooooooooooooooooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The waves start out small, and then as you get out, they get bigger and bigger. That's why it's a surfer beach. It's fun to ride the waves in like a human boogy board. Since the waves are so strong, you either have success with riding them in - or you go under water. Some waves are just like a wave pool, not very strong. If you get tired of swimming, you have tons of restaurants to choose from. You can also go shopping! The way we got to Bondi beach was by taking a beach walk. There is a path that goes from Coogee to Bondi. It's a beautiful walk and you get to see lots of other beaches on the way. It's a really hot walk though!! But that makes it all the better to go swimming after it!!!

Coogee Beach:

This beach is the most convenient beach to us as we're staying two minutes from it. They call Bondi a surfing beach but Coogee has bigger waves!! You go under water more in Coogee as the waves are stronger. They don't have much souvenir shopping, but if you're looking for a bikini then there are tons of places to shop for them (the Australians rarely wear one piece bathing suits)!! There is one place to go souvenir shopping though, and tons of places to eat. The only glitch about Coogee is that the water is much more affected by weather patterns. We found this out when it was 100 degrees Fahrenheit, and all of a sudden it started to rain. The waves were very rough that day and the day after,when it was cooler the waves were milder. It's a glitch because sometimes it's too rough and sometimes not rough enough.

Now that you beached sharks know all about beaches, work on trying to tell the lifeguards that you want to get back in the water fast.

Good luck!


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