Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Bondi Beach from the Ocean

Wednesday's Madhouse takes us to the beach . . .been out tonight so I'll let the pictures do the talking . . .it's time for bed Zebidee! You can click to make them bigger but not for much longer, I'm just waiting for Clare to alter the code so pics will soon be the width of the post.

Portsea Beach and Surf Club, Mornington Peninsular, Melbourne

Beach Huts at Balmoral on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne

The Haven, Terrigal NSW

Rocky Outcrop at Terrigal, NSW

Beach Babes, Kurnell, Sydney (See me in the middle haha!)

Palm Beach, Sydney

Airley's Inlet, South Eastern Victoria

12 Apostles, South Eastern Victoria

More from South Eastern Victoria

I'm mad about Harry . . my girlfriend's dog!

It's a little cold for the beach at the moment and I'm not a fan of lounging in the sand but there's something incredibly alluring and changeable and tranquil about being by the sea, even in winter.


nick said...

Palm Beach looks amazing, a shame we never made it that far. And phew, those beach babes are pretty hot!!

hokgardner said...

I grew up in a small beach town, and oh how I miss it. There's no where I'd rather be than the beach, and I'm counting the days until our annual August pilgrimage.

Ribbon said...

I love the beach in winter :-)

Great shots Baino...
I've been to most of those beaches and I managed a guest house for a time in Bondi.... when I was younger and had way more energy :-)

Keep warm


Melanie said...

i want to look like those beach babes and if i did look like them i would wear bikinis to the shopping centre in winter. true story!
i lurve the ocean.

Grow Up said...

Nice, though Bondi looks like a friggin nightmare. Nice babes, but Victoria gets my vote, good cliffs.

Anonymous said...

Would love to tour South Victoria! And wot's Harry doing, there?

Kate said...

It looks lovely - the beach is always a good place to blow cares away.

Those beach huts remind me of childhood again.

South eastern Victoria pics are my favourite!!

laughingwolf said...

it's as cold here as there these days, baino... can you believe FROST warnings in some maritime areas for the next few days?

it's bloody JULY, ffs! grrrrrrrr

'global warming', my ass!

Grannymar said...

I love an empty beach in winter, when I am well wrapped up against the elements!

Brian Miller said...

oh wow! the pics of the 12 Apostles are amazing! nice colorful beach huts as well!

The Jelly Monster said...

amazing pics, can I have the puppy?

Don't Bug Me! said...

I wish I could work out how to make my whole post wider so that I can get my photos to be bigger. I have tried changing bits of the code, but it always messes everything up - probably because I haven't got a clue what I am doing! One day I am going to get my own webpage and leave Blogger forever!

Moon said...

That looks like Gibson's Beach, near Loch ard Gorge ... call me a nerd f you like, but I am sure it is ..

12 apostles .. just the most wonderful coastal scenery ....

California Girl said...

tell me the story of the 12 Apostles.

Baino said...

Nick the're Adam's girlf and a few other's

Heather it's just lovely to be by the water. It's my dream to move to the Northrn Beaches eventually

Well Ribbon, you're a lucky girl to be so close! I actually would like to wonder the West coast. I don't know what people like about Bondi.Srsly.

Wel Mel, in our dreams peraps!

Bondi is full of foreigners and sharks hehe. Yeh the Great Ocean Road is nothing but spectacular, photos don't do it justice.

Subby, Harry is doing what Harry does best . . sniffing!

Aren't the beach huts cute. Most are old and as far as I know only in Victoria but they cost a fortune.

Haha . . Wuffa we're a little frosty in the mornings too!

Lovely to walk along the water front GM. Did you know that apparently Donnegal is the Surf coast of Western Europe?

Yep nice bit of coastline Brian but a long way to traul your beach umbrella up and down those cliffs so they're largely deserted.

DBM I'm the same. Kimy gave me the code but I was too scared to use it. Once Clare gets crackin' I'll send it to you.

Moon, one is indeed Gibsons. Great piece of coastline although the NSW North and Sunshine Coast in QLD are also very beautiful.

Not much to tell Cali, they're sandstone 'arches' that have been weathered into single rocks. Once there were 12 then one fell into the sea and now there are 11 and there's another in the making when the arch finally collapses. It's a very rough and windy coast.

ian said...

Wouldn't have thought you were a bikini wearer.

Ces said...

AAAAHH! Bondi Beach! Where Aistralia won the Olympic Gold in Women's Beach Volleyball!

otin said...

I lost my train of thought! You should have put the Babes picture last, so that I would have paid attention to the rest of the photos! LOL!

The Man at the Pub said...

I couldn't agree more. But we don't really have a proper beach here in Melbourne, we have the "seaside". But there's nice coast once you head out of town (NB: The Great Ocean Rd + attractions are in southwest Victoria, not southeast). You would absolutely love Wilson's Promontory Baino. If you havent been, go next time your in Vic... pub orders!.

I spent my childhood summers rolling around in the surf at both Wilsons Prom and North Curl Curl on Sydney's north shore. Great memories. I'm getting excited just thinking about it.


Megan said...

One of my favorite places to be. Thanks for the pics!

JMLC said...

beautiful! Someday I intend to visit all of those....

Baino said...

Now now Rev. In my younger days!

Dear Ces, you are an elephant, you never forget!

Ooops sorry Pub Man. I have problems with East and West, Left and Right but yeh, it's great. I've been to Wilson's. Lived in Melbourne for a few years. Beautiful but I'm afraid NSW/QLD have it cut.

Megan, go lob on Moon, he does good Beach!

Yeh JLMC not before I hit your side of the world!

marianne said...

I am here on a return visit!
Thanks for your visit on the 4th of July!
Gorgeous pictures tese are!
It has been many years since I visited the memories!

Have a nice day!

Sarah Lulu said...

I was married at Palm Beach in a little church there ....long long ago now and the marriage is gone too haha.

AND I was at The Haven, Terrigal a couple of weeks ago eating fish and chips when my granddaughter was born.

Great shots.

Kelsey said...

those beach huts are awesomely simple aren't they?