On the official last weekend of summer in Australia, Adam and I went to the beach for the first time. We took a tram 30 minutes into Glenelg, a local beach town that is a bit touristy, but still really cute. It was around 90 degrees with no humidity and a completely clear sky. And to think, I could be in Chicago, rejoicing over their recent heat wave of 55 degrees with snow still on the ground. Man, I have it hard.
I attempted to tan but only succeeded in getting sand in every tiny crevice on my body. And Adam?well, it is sort of hard not to burn when he takes off his shirt and the reflection of the sun on his belly blinds anyone within a 50 foot radius. But all he got was a side burn?literally. He seemed to miss a foot long strip on the side of his belly with the lotion, and you can even see the hand print in the shape of a burn on it Although it looks like it in the picture below, this was NOT a nudist beach.
We packed a light lunch using one of the recipes from my ibs safe cookbook. I know. I am the ultimate in cool. We had smoked chicken breast sandwiches on flat bread with a homemade fig and rosemary chutney, along with hummus, veggies and grapes. Oh yeah, and we saw a few camels. They were chilling on the side of the beach, just eating some grass and looking humpy.
Did you know that in some parts of Australia there are packs of wild camels? And you can get camel pies to eat in Perth. Those crazy Aussies. They?ll put just about anything into a pie. ~LTG