New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, September 9, 2012

CULBURRA BEACH, 1961

Summer was coming to an end but it was still nice to visit the beach. My very best friend, Kerrie and her family invited Mum and me to spend a weekend at Culburra Beach with them. They had a "weekender" there, that is a a small house a bit like a big garage with lots of bunk beds for family and friends. Culburra is on the South Coast of NSW not far from the town of Nowra.

There was lots of fun things to do at this quiet isolated beach (It's not any more). There is a lake as well as a surf beach. We watched the water skiers but we didn't have a boat unfortunately as I would have loved to have a go. (I did a few years later)

However, we did have fun sand skiing/tobogganing in the sand dunes and 
clambering over the rocks at the water's edge.

Our mums enjoyed the sun and a break from work.


Sometimes we tried fishing in the lake.


We enjoyed bush walking and just for something different we climbed the flagpole. (Oh to be that slim again.)

Best of all was surfing, but I preferred to take photos as the water was very cold. Kerrie , her niece and Mum had fun though.

This was a great weekend to cheer me up and get me back on track after a sad experience the previous year.

26 comments:

  1. Hi Diane; beautiful photos from your beach holidays, such treasures. You have been such a diligent photographer; and a very beautiful, adventurous girl. Diane, when you use dynamic view there is a hidden bar which when you click it comes up and on the right side of this bar is a pencil which when clicked lets you make a new post; there is also a small house which when clicked brings the dashboard.
    sometimes it is hidden and sometimes visible. This little bar has also the possibilities to use flips or others like classic, magazine etc. If you do not find the pencil and the house give google a feedback and they will quickly rectify it. Hope this helps.

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  2. You look like out of a page of one of those fashion magazines.
    It certainly looks like you had a lot of fun.

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  3. Diane, you look like a model. What a fun post. I like the shot of you and your friend sand skiing. Looks like a fun time at the beach. Wonderful photos and memories.

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  4. What wonderful memories Diane. Great to see you in these lovely photos.

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  5. These are such lovely photos! Something about black and white ones that just make one look...I mean really look! At the bark on the tree trunk the splash of the waves...the smiles on all your faces!
    Thanks so much!
    Blessings,
    Ann

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  6. I love the top shot with the water skiers,

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  7. I enjoy reading posts about your young years. You are fortunate to have the photos to go with the words. That certainly won't be a problem in the future.

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  8. Managing to write the story to go with the photos might be a problem though.

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  9. beautiful memories here. just think how many pics you would have if you had a digital back then. i like looking at old pics and remembering the clothes we wore. when watching a movie i play a guessing game of what year the movie was made by the styles of clothes.

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  10. I love old photos. I want to just pop through back into that time.

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  11. Well done for keeping such a great photographic memory of your youth. You look as though you are doing a fashion shoot in some of them you look so glamourous.

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  12. More wonderful memories Diane!
    You are so very fortunate to have so many photos.
    Sand surfing - that sounds like fun. I'd never make it on the water but the sand I'd have tried. :)

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  13. I sometimes wish I had photos to look back on.

    On my facebook page today someone has put a picture of a camper van with a sticker on the back with the words 'Adventure before Dementia'.

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  14. I so love your stories and your photos (old and new)!

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  15. Thanks for sharing these memories (and photos) with us.

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  16. My dear Diane.
    You are still slim and except for the grey mature hair which was once blonde, I think you worry too much. Just think of how fit you are, far fitter than heaps I see of the MacDonald munchers!
    Great photos of the youthful times.
    I have never heard of "Culburra Beach". Then again if anyone knows the names of all the fantastic beaches down the Pacific Coast beachline, then they are Einstein #2!!!
    Great blog.
    Cheers
    Colin

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  17. My mother had about the same shorts as your mom, lol ! In 61 I just discovered Austria with my parents, and I probably never heard of surfing or water skiing, although we spend our holidays at the Faaker See lake.
    Nice memories !

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  18. Such fun memories! Hard to see old favorite places change -- like your quiet beach.

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  19. I like the old B&W pictures and the clothes everybody is wearing. Nice story.

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  20. What an amazing amount of photographs you took back then Diane. Bet you're glad you did. They're priceless :D)

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  21. What fun! I used to do the same sort of summer visit to friends who had a little cabin on Hood's Canal (part of Puget Sound). We fished, crewed the sailboat the older brother had and played endless games of Monoply (a board game).
    We did not look as glamorous as you and your friend!

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  22. Hi Diane, it's always a treat to see your old photos and read about your memories. Oh yes, I so agree with your "Oh to be that slim again" comment! Sigh.

    Looks like you and your moms had a wonderful time enjoying the outdoors. I do love these black and white photos!

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  23. Amazing that you still have these pictures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  24. I enjoy looking back at your teenage adventures - it reminds me of my teenage years and I agree that the clothes were similar- even here in Canada. those were the days!

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  25. Hi Diane, great post and photos. Sounds like a wonderful time!

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