And there was my thesis.
This trip was planned MUCH earlier in the year, and I thought my thesis would be completed, submitted, done-and-dusted. Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men. ;-) Alas it wasn’t, which meant I had to work while I was away. But I think all of that sea air has improved the health of my thesis—the Vitamin D has given it stronger bones, and the bracing sea breezes have blown all the cobwebs away. Hey, that’s my theory and I’m sticking to it. :-)
After all, there was a strategically placed bench just meant for mulling and musing.
Swimming was had. And in the immortal words of Mrs Bennet: “A bit of sea bathing would set me up for life.”
Besides, beaches and rainbows can provide a writer with oodles of inspiration, right? :-)
The beach had a face for every mood too.
“But Michelle,” I hear you say, “you live in Newcastle and you have lots of beaches nearby. What’s the big deal?” We’ll ignore the fact that I can’t see the sea from my front veranda, and do's a little comparison of today’s temperatures:
- Newcastle’s forecast is for a top of 19C with wind and rain increasing. Water temperature is a bracing 18C.
- Lennox Head’s forecast is for a top of 27C and the chance of a late shower. Water temperature is a glorious 22C.
So today I’m pining for all of that warm white-sand goodness. And, seriously, can you blame me? :-)