Monday, December 7, 2009

My Island Home - Part 2, The Beaches

The divine Avoca Beach

A Haven - The Haven, Terrigal
I am lucky enough to live in the heartland of some of Australia's most beautiful beaches. I have always believed that a swim in the ocean is good for your soul. It can wash away all of your troubles and make you feel good again. The ocean brings out the child in you - diving through the waves and body surfing into shore. All is good and you are at one with the world when you are in the ocean.

Oh Mr Sandman, send me a dream.......
We love to make a sandman on the beach (our equivalent to a snowman)
Our Local - North Avoca Beach. I love watching the water crash against the rocks. A perfect place to look for crabs and explore the marine life in the rock pools..

On the Northern Beaches of Sydney lies the beautiful Bilgola Beach - This is where my husband grew up. This photo was taken the day of our wedding. We were married at the lookout here. Not bad?

A reflective moment at Surfer's Paradise

The ocean has negative ions that create a positive impact on your mind, body and spirit. When you hear people say things like 'I am going to the ocean to recuperate' or 'The sea air makes me feel better' - it is absolutely true.

Once again, Avoca Beach never disappoints. We love the rock pool here, perfect for kids.

Moving water, moving air and sunlight all cause air molecules to break apart, releasing charged atoms, or ions, into the atmosphere. Some scientists claim that there is an abundance of negatively charged ions in sea air and that they could have health benefits which range from better circulation to improved moods. Negative ions are thought to alleviate depression because of their effect on serotonin, a neurotransmitter in the brain believed to play an important role in regulating mood. (

The Haven on a sparkling day If you are feeling down, tired or just not 100%, try a swim in the ocean.

Look at that energy! North Avoca This is still being debated in the scientific world, but I am a about you? Finishing my post to go for a dip in the ocean : )

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