I did manage a good nights sleep without being bitten, so felt pretty good this morning when I woke up about 6am. I packed up the car and drove back round to Boomarang to check the surf over some breakfast.
The surf was miles better than yesterday, about 2ft but still kinda of just fat peaks breaking and disappearing into nothing. There was someone else out, and I didn't get to surf at all yesterday, so I thought it must be worth a try.
Holy moly was the water cold today! The NE winds apparently always bring the colder deeper ocean water, and it howling for the last few days that's just what happened. I'm pretty sure it must have been colder than English summer water, so 14 degrees or so?
Anyway I ended up having a pretty good surf, and stayed out for about 2 and a half hours. The tide dropped and it became a clean 2/3ft with short, but peaky and powerful waves. I felt a bit rusty, but had fun all the same.
While in the surf I got chatting to 2 blokes from Oahu, Hawaii, who turned out to be some of the sickest people I have met since leaving home! The more talkative of the 2 worked in the head office for a Hawaiian Airline, so got free flights all over the world. He and the friend of his had come to Australia (for free) for 3(?!) days, to party in Sydney and surf. In a couple of weeks the are going to Canada for a long weekend Snowboarding, and last month they went to Tahiti to surf for 4 days. HOW IS THEIR LIFE STYLE?!
Having been talking about just about everything from work, travelling, surfing, partying etc, he mentioned he had some good friends in Bali, and might be going there in December to see them. We swapped details, and if he goes we are going to see if we can met up for a surf. As he had been there loads before, he recons he can take me to some quieter secret spots..
Just as they were leaving I found out they are both 44 years old, yet I thought they were about 30, and one of them had a better physique than me. They are living the dream...for the most part. They now have a 4 hour drive to Sydney, 11 hour flight home, then a 9 hour work day to attend the moment they are back. Ouch.
Having seen everything at Boomerang and been for a surf, I decided to move on, by which time it was about lunch time.
I went 5 minutes down the road to check out 'Blueys Beach', one the Hawaiians mentioned. There wasn't any surf there and it was a bit boring, so I carried on.
I the end I aimed for 'Seal Rocks', which was about 45 minutes south. It was more remote than I expected, and the last 2kms were on a dreaded dirt road! It was a cool place one I had arrived though.
I went straight up to the big headland, where there was a lighthouse you could go and walk around etc. Having had some lunch in the carpark and slapped on some sunscreen I walked up to the lighthouse, and down to 'Lighthouse Beach' afterwards.
The views from up at the lighthouse were brilliant, but the wind gusts were unreal! They were so strong it was difficult to stand still, so as soon as I has seen it all and took some photos, I walked down to the beach. It was another very beautiful pristine beach, and completely sheltered out of the wind. There were only about 10 people on this massive beach (about the size of Whitesands, in Pembrokshire); 2 families on a day out with their 4X4's parked up at their beach camps.. Got to admit however good our family beach holidays are, I think here they probably top it..
Having walked back to the car, I went back down into the mini village, and parked up at the top of a different beach. I ended up so engrossed in my book again, I spent the rest of the afternoon reading in the sun again. The only problem is, I have finished the book!
Later on as usual I just had some dinner and sorted out the car, before going to bed about 8:30pm when it was pitch black.
(Photo - someones little carving on a wooden banister, at the lookout over looking Boomerang Beach)