Sunday 27th Jan... hmmm.... or maybe Monday.... losing track... Malpais Beach- 32ish hot and sunny.
Reeeeeeeally starting to relax here. Its lovely to be in one place for a few weeks- and such a nice place too. Fun and friendly Austrian owner is fantastic with the kids and lovely guests as neighbours. Waved off the one that gave us the shrimps this am so he will be missed. Feels homely here. Beach perfect for kids with a nice variety of rock pools vs fun waves. Then, as mentioned before, we have animal entertainment everywhere. Some very playful squirrels seem to have muscled in on the monkeys' territory lately. The kids are relaxing too- laid Zac in his little bed the last 2 nights and he just rolled over and went to sleep! He's not sleeping through though with Adam up a few times to settle him at night as trying to drop the night feeds. Going pretty well on that front.
Whilst only in the low 30s the temp is graded as feeling like low 40s due to humidity so we do things mainly mornings and late avo and laze about the house in the heat of the day. Well- not all of us- I am most impressed that Adam has had the motivation to go jogging on the dusty road when Zac sleeps, even in the heat. LOCO! By contrast- I snoozed in the hammock for the first time today and Zac crawled in at some point and fell asleep with me! Its a tough job but someone's got to do it!!
Yesterday we got dropped off at the beach next door which is a nice sandy surf beach- BIG waves and shade from palm trees. Zoe must have spent 2-3 hours straight jumping the waves whilst holding our hands and giggling and laughing the whole time. She just could not get enough. Amazed how much stamina she had. I think she's destined to be a surfie chick!
We went on a weekend which was poorly timed as the beach really busy when normally it is apparently very quiet. It made for interesting people watching though! We felt ridiculously over clothed in our hats, rashies and swimming shorts as everyone else in teeny, tiny G-string bikinis, no hats, no sunnies lying out in the full sun. Felt like quite the nanna- and to top it off there were some seriously trim, taught little figures running around too. Just as I was consoling myself by thinking that they certainly couldn't have had children, one ran up to the man next to us and scooped up the baby girl he was holding. w***! Well at least we hopefully wont end up with melanomas.
SLIP SLOP SLAP Aussies! Love the Burfords