We went to the funeral yesterday. It was actually very nice. As nice as a funeral can be I think. The celebrant who did the service was an old friend of Lorries and that was nice. Usually you go to funerals and have a priest or someone raving on about the dead person who they didn't even know.
On the way there we were driving behind a work truck – a tradesman of some sort. His name was Neil Younger. Made me laugh.
After the funeral we decided to wait around for Kimba to finish work and bring her home. Save her the joys of public transport at christmas time.
So we went and checked out the beach for a while. We weren't really dressed appropriately.
The gulls were just hanging around, checking things out
So was the pelican
The water looked pretty cold to me – but the weather was warm. The water here is very clean. Saw in the paper we have some of the cleanest beaches in Asutralia.
This is a nice little area. Good for kids. Theres that little fenced off beach area and behind that are the salt water baths. Which are very deep!
This is a town with an industrial past. A steel city. Now that BHP steelworks has closed its a funny mixture of modern and old. It still has a working port. Mainly used now to export Coal. The whole area around here runs on the coalmines. There are always plenty of ships waiting on the horizon to come in and load up with coal. You can see about 15 in this photo (if it turns out large enough). Daz went a bit further up and told me he counted 27 all up. Maybe if you click on it it'll get bigger! Yes, you have to click on it, then click on it again. I was trying out my panorama setting.
And some more seagulls. They were so clean and white.
Probably waiting to see what these guys turned up.
Anyway it was good to get down to the beach. Always clears your head.