Oceanic Fish N Chips Wagga

We're back from our first summer beach holiday. I realise that, as Jossie is twelve and a half, we ought, perhaps, to have gone on one before. I could make excuses based on our distance from the coast and our need to use holidays to visit family, but I suppose that my own dislike of the beach has played a part in keeping us away. It is rather un-Australian of me not to love the beach but I simply don't understand the appeal. My skin is so fair that the summer sun is painful. The ocean is full of slimy, biting, stinging creatures and it pushes and pulls you. Once you have cooled off nicely, you have to walk on the sand to get to your towel - sand which then sticks to your wet skin and swimmers and gets in your hair and ears as well as your shoes, the car and your bed! Still, I do have some good memories of beach holidays from my childhood.

We went to Pearl Beach every January for two weeks. As a teenager I spent my days reading in the house and paying my brothers to go to the shop for me to buy lollies. The house we stayed in was on the headland so the shore was just below us. very often, but I did like walking on the rocks and I loved falling asleep to the sound of the waves reaching the shore and retreating. I looked forward to going to Pearl Beach so I am very pleased that we have found a beach for our children to love.

Bermagui is on the south coast so you would think it would be quite quick for us to get to. That pesky Dividing Range makes any coastal destination a long journey! Lots of people from Wagga seem to choose Bermagui and though we chose it almost randomly after searching on the Internet, we think it is a lovely spot and we are all keen to go again. It has some very nice cafés and fabulous fish and chips.... which we may, or may not, have had twice in one week.
It's a bit hard to tell, but Joss, Toby, Andrew and Bethany are all in the water in this photo. They went swimming every day, though it wasn't hot. I bought my first swimmers since before Bethany was born and went in an ocean pool as well as the sea. One time in each. It was cold, but I didn't hate it.

From the northeast list of good/best

2006-11-06 13:37:17 by wondering_woman

Fish, I think I'm making good choices
Catfish (Farmed)
Caviar (Farmed)
Char, Arctic (Farmed)
Clams (Farmed)
Clams, Softshell/Steamers (Wild-Caught)
Crab, Dungeness
Crab, Imitation (U.S. caught from Alaska)
Crab, Snow (Canada)
Croaker, Atlantic
Halibut, Pacific
Herring, Atlantic Sardines Kippers
Lobster, Spiny (U.S. and Australia)
Mussels (Farmed)
Oysters (Farmed)
Pollock (U.S. caught from Alaska)
Salmon (Wild-Caught Alaska)
Squid, Longfin
Striped Bass (Farmed)
Striped Bass (Wild-Caught)
Sturgeon (Farmed)
Tilapia (U

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