New Farm Park, Brisbane

Thursday, June 28, 2012

BABY SITTING IN BONDI

Bondi (Bondeye) Beach is Australia's most well known beach. It is one kilometre long and is only 7k /4m from the centre of Sydney. Originally a working class suburb made up of mostly jewish migrants from many different countries, it is now moving towards middle/upper class clientele and land and houses are very expensive. 

In summer it is crowded with tourists in winter it is very pleasant. Some still swim brrrr.

We took Fox for a swing in the children's park which is on the other side of the world from my header photo. A jet setting swinging kid at 2 years.

We walked along the esplanade with mummy.  Granddaddy was pushing Banjo. 


Fox shows mummy the grader on the beach.

 It was taking the top layer of sand off and exchanging it for the bottom layer. Don't ask me why.

28 comments:

  1. Each morning a raking tractor goes over the entire beach to rid it of bottle and dangers, etc. From near Ice-bergs you can get the most incredible shots of swirls.

    I think Bondi is a totally moulded beach. Often the sand will substantially disappear, then reappear. It all has to be shaped to give tourists the ultimate experience.

    *groan*...

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  2. wow, he is an international swinger now... great shots, all of these.

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  3. What a cute kid! Yup - he's traveled farther than I've ever gone. Lucky Fox. Love these pics.

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  4. Look at the blue of the sea and the sky - only in Australia!

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  5. What a beautiful sky and sea, and what a handsome, fearless little man Fox is! He always looks so interested in everything. Cute.I also wondered why there was a grader on the beach; read Julie's comment with interest. Glad you're there sharing these times with the little boys. Have a great weekend. Jo

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  6. That's your winter at the beach--since you all were dressed for winter --rather than for a suntan at the beach... ha ha

    Beautiful beach. Can't imagine anyone swimming in winter!!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  7. Thank -you so much for this blog. I will be in Sydney at the beginning of October and I will certainly do the tourist thing and visit Bondi beach.

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    1. I don't believe it is the best beach, it is just the most famous beach. However, there is a fabulous beach walk all around the headlands to Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach and Coogee Beach. It starts at the southern end of Bondi Beach, which you can see in the first photo. That is a must for visitors.

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  8. Bondi sounds like a fun place. I saw it recently on Home and Garden TV as well, as they were shooting a segment near there.

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  9. It's a beautiful beach. Fox must have accumulated more airline mileage in his two years than I have in my many decades I do believe! I know it makes your heart happy that he is with you again.

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  10. Oh Diane. You are SO polite. Loved Julie's little hint - bottles and "dangers"! Bondi Beach is pretty "busy" at night also. Might be a good
    idea to have it all lit up at night??? I think the problem with Bondi Beach, it has become TOO FAMOUS for its own sake. There are, I think, far better surfing areas along the Sydney coastline than Bondi, but they don't thankfully have all the bars, bistros, restaurants and night life.
    Seems every tourist and their cameras descend on Bondi, these days.
    I haven't been there to visit since the 1950's but I see the old pavillion is still there. I wanted to go and have a look at couple of years ago with Sydney college surfing mates. The answer was - "You go, we won't"!!!! And that was the end of that brilliant idea - full stop!
    Still it is there as a tourist beacon.
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)

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  11. Well done Diane. I totally concur - the walk around to the beaches to the south - Coogee, Bronte etc. is quite breathtaking and those beaches are far superior.
    Cheers
    Colin (HB)
    PS: The sun is actually shinning up here. Hope you get a fine day for your "coat hanger" climb.

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  13. This is a beautiful beach. And you had a very handsome young man to share the beach with.

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    1. Thanks George.. Oh, you didn't mean me?

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  14. Tamarama and Clovelly Beaches are too narrow. Coogee is as built up and disgusting as is Bondi. However, Bronte is a good beach: stretch of sand, not revolting restaurants, and a nice swathe of grass and picnic shelters. I agree with DB that the coastal walk is a must ... just not in summer on a weekend ... there is a wonderful cemetery between Bronte and Coogee too which is mesmerising ... I think so at any rate.

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  15. The sky and water are so blue and the attraction here is really Fox and his fascination with the tractor. :)
    I know you're having a wonderful time with those grandkids!

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  16. Great to be babysitting and nice location.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  17. Diane I'm loving all of those pretty blues in your photos.

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  18. I've had a grand time catching up with your posts (can't keep up when we're on a roadtrip)...enjoyed your California trip (to places we've seen and enjoyed) and your Sydney trip (to places we probably never will)..... Happy Belated Birthday -- wonderful that everyone was there with you! The grandbabes are adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. What a great place to babysit ..... right on the beach at Bondi. Fox is certainly a little jet setter and I'm sure he's loving catching up with his Grandies.

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  20. I tried to leave a message yesterday but for some reason I could not get it to publish. I am keeping my fingers crossed as I wanted to tell you what an adorable family you are, and your grandsons are precious indeed. I also loved these photos at Bondi Beach. Who knows, maybe we will get to see it for ourselves one day. Well, a girl can dream :)

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  21. That is a really beautiful beach. After reading your comment above Diane I think if I were to visit I would prefer the lesser known beaches as crowds are not my favorite way to enjoy a vacation. Fox seems to be more interested in the grader than the beach.

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  22. Your winter looks like our summer ! what nice pictures !

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  23. Great photos; I'd surely love to visit there one day! The Fox is just a little swinger; all the handsome guys are like that!

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  24. The sea looks nice and calm. I noticed you are all rugged up for the walk and play, must be a cool breeze.

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  25. Hi Diane, Bondi Beach looks beautiful. I have seen the graders on the beach here, I would think it helps to pick up trash too. Fox is so cute, I am sure you all had a great time together. I wish you all a great week ahead.

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  26. I love the beach on a sunny Winter's day... looks like all of you did too. Little Fox sure gets around ;D)

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