Shark Beach at Nielsen Park on Good Friday morning.
Divine sunny weather so we swam a lot. That's my kids in the middle of the photo below digging in the sand. They were so engrossed I was able to swim 1 km while they were playing on the sand. I found it much harder to swim at the beach than in the pool but I thought as I'm training for an ocean swim with my friend, Jen, that I may as well get used to it.
Much sunnier than this Instagram filter below suggests.
But what a lovely spot to moor your boat.
Beautiful patterns in the Sydney sandstone
Then it was home to prepare a big seafood lunch shared with Phil's sisters.
Fish, scallops, prawns, calamari, home made chips and salad. Followed by baked peaches and nectarines in a caramel sauce.
Saturday we went to the markets early and then back to the beach for almost the whole day. It was wonderful. Sydney really had a late summer. The beach was much less crowded on Saturday and we scored a nice position under a tree just above the sand. I swam 1.5 km and found it a bit easier as the swell was more gentle.
Saturday afternoon was spent making hot cross buns (that then got stored in the fridge ready for baking Sunday morning) and sorting out home dyed eggs and cards for the Easter bunny. We made the nest using brown paper shredded by the spaghetti attachment on our pasta machine (idea thanks to Pretty Handy Girl)
Sunday morning the Easter bunny had left some beautiful bowls and a few chocolate surprises.
Easter Sunday and Monday we spent at another beach. We decided to book a hotel deal for a night - at Bondi - (just 15 minutes drive from our house). Even though it wasn't far it was lovely to spend a night in a hotel, go out to dinner, walk along the beach and swim at Icebergs again. Although it was much colder at Icebergs than when I swam there last week!
Tuesday the weather turned and now it's suddenly autumn. We took out bikes to Bicentennial park and rode for hours around the parklands and along the river. We found a great cafe (the Armory Wharf Cafe) and an amazing playground. We'll definitely be heading back there.
I also squeezed in time to read Anh Do's memoir "The Happiest Refugee". What a beautiful man and family. I was laughing and crying throughout the whole book.
So that's our Easter. What did you all get up to? I'd love for you to share something special you did.
BTW I used Instagram for all my photos today. Did you hear that Facebook bought it? What a lot of money to pay for a business that's never posted a profit. Crazy times we live in!