Sunday morning coming down

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When it comes to sheer nostalgia Evans Head on a Sunday morning takes a lot of beating.
I’ve said before that going to Evans Head is a real trip back to the 60s and 70s – even the 50s! Not in every respect, of course, but in lots of nice little ways that appeal to people like myself.

On Sundays the old-time mood is even more intense because it’s when local families and those from the surrounding countryside head for the beach. This last Sunday there was an Over 8 malibu board contest going on – lots of little suntanned kids with zinc on their noses and cheerful young parents and scruffy, much-loved boards scattered on the grass at the base of the clubhouse. A clubhouse which, by the way, must be one of the few in Australia not to have become poshed up with a bistro and all those modern trappings that have turned the dear old surf club of yesteryear into something more resembling a country club (think Noosa!).

Anyway, I was sufficiently enraptured by this sunny Sunday scene of families enjoying the simple pleasures of the beach, just as we used to do …in Brisbane they’d probably be taking the kids shopping at the Direct Factory Outlets instead!

Beach action

Beach action

Getting ready for the rising surf

Getting ready for the rising surf

Girls...

Girls…

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...and boys...

…and boys…

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A long wait between waves...

A long wait between waves…

...and they're not much when they come...

…and they’re not much when they come…

More waiting...

More waiting…

...but at least the water's blue and warm...

…but at least the water’s blue and warm…

Some head further out...

Some head further out…

...while others head for Chinaman's Beach where the waves are a bit bigger

…while others head for Chinaman’s Beach where the waves are a bit bigger

Me on the rocks nearby, taking pics and watching for dolphin...or whales...or sharks!

Me on the rocks nearby, taking pics and watching for dolphin…or whales…or sharks!

It's just such a perfect place and day for family fun

It’s just such a perfect place and day for family fun

Paddle boarding

Paddle boarding is becoming pretty popular – I’m just not sure where it rates skillwise compared to ordinary surfing. Shall have to ask my surfer son and grandsons. This not-so-young paddle boarder was doing pretty well in the very small surf at Evans Head on Sunday, unaware that my lens was upon him!

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About Tamborine Dreamer

I am a horticulturist, writer and photographer who lives on Tamborine Mountain, one of the world's beautiful places to live with plenty of sunshine, good rainfall, moderate temperatures, lush rainforest, splendid views of both the ocean to the east and the mountains to the west. I love writing about the place in which I live, in all its moods and seasons. Besides gardening I love good literature and poetry, bushwalking, birdwatching, history, Japanese language and culture, and music of several kinds.
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