|Did we mention that we don't surf? Hmmmm, well at least we know how to wade - so in we go. There is nothing wrong with your color, this sand is very red.|
And the phone rings, even at the beach. But we love helping the missionaries, so it is good to be available.
|We chose our favorite house overlooking the beach - the only problem is that it's not in the budget!|
Another beach-side rock pool. Actually this one had cement sides, but it is still filled by the high tide. We did not have our suits, so walking was the order of the day while the tide was still low.
|We have never seen sea weed like this, but it was everywhere on the rocks.|
As the tide was coming in, we thought we should take some great pictures of "rolling waters". That happens to be the name of the monthly newsletter that Sister Feil writes. This wave looked perfect, and Elder Feil was a great photographer.
|Sister Feil thought she should have her chance at a great shot. So Elder Feil lined himself up and waited.|
|"Oh my goodness, there it is - protect the camera!"|
|"This will be a great shot - hold that pose Elder"|
|That was some wave - and yes I got it on film.|
|We had a great laugh, the camera survived, the sun was shining, and we were at Palm Beach. Life was perfect. :)|
|The crab enjoyed all the fun too.|
|We heard that the hike to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse was an easy, beautiful walk. They got the beautiful part right. It was a 20 minute hike up the hill from sea level to 350 feet. The stairs were Smugglers Track and shortcut to the top.|
This is a peninsula - the Tasman Sea on one side and the Bay on the other.
|That is the headland behind us with a beautiful view north.|
|And the lighthouse was magnificent.|
|We took the easier way down which was a nice cement path. The hiking trails are always well maintained. Over those green hills lies Sydney - 40 k's away.|
|Elder Feil was all dried off. On the hike we made some friends with a nice Russian Family and two single Scottish girls. They told us we needed to eat fish and chips from the Cranky Fins.|
|Dinner on the verandah, a perfect end to a perfect day. Oh and notice that is real ketchup - it is usually called tomato sauce in Australia.|