In Australia, not going to the beach on Sunday is almost a sin. So we follow pretty much half of Sydney to Bondi Beach, the city’s iconic patch of sand.
Let’s be fair: Bondi is a lovely beach and certainly more than a “patch of sand”. Sure, it’s packed because it is summer Down Under and the kids are out of school but it’s still a great place to soak up the sun and relax.
Like Malibu Beach and Baywatch, Bondi Beach is famous for its Surf Lifesavers, dressed in yellow and red. Australians take beach activities seriously and Bondi is well patrolled by lifeguards and the mounted police. Earlier in the day, a shark was caught in the underwater net—gotta love the crazy Australian fauna! Sharks, jellyfishes, snakes, spiders… everything is lethal here but kangaroos and koalas.
The water was surprisingly cold, apparently due to a strange weather phenomenon. But I still dipped to beat the burning hot sun.