Yesterday was the first day of summer. Though the real heat has not yet set in, it is still warm, but a pleasant mid 20 degree warmth. The humidity is rising with signs of more heat to come.
The best place to be is at the beach catching the sea breezes.This is Burleigh Beach on the Gold Coast. It is “schoolie time” of the year. A tradition that brings thousands to our area to celebrate the end of their school life. Most congregate in Surfers Paradise.There, in the distant heat haze, are the hi-rise buildings of down town Surfers Paradise. Notice the sun wise couple in the shade from the tree? But most laze in the sun, unaware of impending future skin cancer dangers. Burleigh Beach is my local beach, 20 kilometres south of the action and schoolies mayhem in Surfers. It is more a family beach and it seems, mainly, the sensible young people come here.
I wonder do other countries have this end of year rite for their teenagers?
This week Ailsa of “Where’s my backpack” is wanting some warmth, so here you are all my Northern blogging buddies, I’m sending you visions of sun, sand, sea and buckets full of warmth.