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Let’s do bondi Beach Cottage style

Mon 22nd, Apr, 2013

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Hey lovely Beach Cottage ladies, I wondered if you might like yourself a little walk down Bondi Beach way? It’s pretty cool.

Fancy it?  Come on in Winking smile

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I was recently down in Bondi, world famous Australian beach.  I must say I don’t venture over this part of Sydney very much, it’s one that is not the easiest to get to from where we live, especially as the traffic over this way is not pretty at the weekends…

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Bondi has a very different vibe to the beaches I frequent…it’s young, hip, trendy…and busy!

….it’s not like many of the Aussie beaches I have been to now, which, really, are amazingly quiet and for the beauty they offer I often am surprised how deserted they are….it’s not that way at Bondi, whenever I have been here, there have been lots of people loving this beach!

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I walked around, if truth be known, in a bit of a daze…

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…amazing colours, interesting people, lots of different cultures from all walks of life…this is Aussie beach life

…I like my ocean walks with my camera to be much more natural as a rule, but this is part of Sydney, part of Australia where life is being lived at the beach…love that…

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I love these guys with the beach chairs and the two umbrellas – it’s like they are at a show…set up for a day of entertainment at Sydney’s Bondi on a perfect day as Winter rolls in…

…there is some amazing architecture here if you like the turn of the century coastal vibe, which of course I do – I get the distinct feeling of an English seaside resort here, ummm only without the weather.

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Oh and it’s just a tad on the warmer side in this part of the world…not bad for Autumn my friends, not bad.

I will be back very soon today, I have some things to show you from the Swedish boutique

And just in case you needed any clarification.  You know by these pics why I love Australia, right?  Right.

I’ll be seeing you shortly.

S

x

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21 Responses to “Let’s do bondi Beach Cottage style”

  1. Beautiful beach but a bit crowded for my taste. I too enjoy the less crowded.

  2. Rowen says:

    I prefer the quieter beaches, that looks far too busy, a bit like our main beach in summer. Still looks beautiful though, love that Aussie sky. Rowen@Coastal Colours x

  3. Shar Y says:

    Wow, beautiful beach. The photos are brilliant. Love the people shots. We typically try to capture beaches with little or no people to distract from beauty. But, in this case, the folks on the beach add a touch that really brings the photos alive! Nicely done!!

  4. Jo says:

    I get a kick out of those who say that beach is crowded. I was in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico over our spring break. It was solid people. There was barely room to walk between the people down to the beach. I would consider this beach nearly deserted. Funny.

  5. Diana says:

    Beautiful! Love it all!

    Makes me the ocean ~

  6. Rochelle says:

    What amazing images, love this walk with you today. Thank you xox

  7. Sarah, somehow you neglected to feature the topless girls!

  8. Ann Sutherland says:

    It’s 87F here today in California wine country but absolutely no swimming in the frigid Pacific. I do miss those other beaches.
    Question: Lately the blog sort of hugs the left hand side of my ipad – is it me?

    • Missy says:

      No, I also find it hugging the edges on the ipad. As for the beach, looks awesome! Still cool here in Pennsylvania!

  9. Karen says:

    Love it thank you Sarah. My son lives in Sydney, has just been back in NZ with his family for a little break. This is the view he looks out on while cooking at Birichina. He enjoys the buzz and vitality of the place. Gotta love that blue sky! Thank you for bringing him that little bit closer. Love that blue bike and basket. Think I’ve got a retro bike fixation!
    cheers,
    Karen NZ

  10. Neen says:

    You tease……Bondi during Autumn and the sweedish boutique ….aaaaah……. luuuurve this blog soooo……. much I will be stalking closely ……;) Neen
    PS I did a little foofing for a birthday bbq with pink geraniums, white candelabra, lots of jam jars (tall french ones ), Ikea vases and fishing line all suspended from verandah trusses…..only one brother hit his head on a jar hehehe…… ooooh la la a beach cottage inspiration…..even Aldi helped with little tin containers + blackboard tags….;)

  11. Kathy says:

    Love Bondi for “Sculptures by the Sea” – a must do if ever in Sydney late October. However every time we do that walk we are always amazed at how hip, young and fast the area is. Just doesn’t quite have the family vibe that the Northern Beaches does – that ‘s why we choose to live on the Northern Beaches!
    On another point – agree with the others re the new web layout – it goes right to the left hand side of the ipad so that I constantly feel like I need to either move it over or feel like I am missing part of a word. Love the photos!!

  12. Deb says:

    Yep…. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing, the blues are amazeballs!!!
    ;-) x

  13. merilyn says:

    we are so lucky with our beaches here, aren’t we Sarah.
    each one having it’s own personality I think.
    in Europe you have to pay for a tiny space!!!
    appreciation, abundance … Australian beaches just gorgeous!
    gratitude is my attitude! cheers m :)xx

  14. Mimi says:

    Gorgeous! Just beautiful : )

  15. alison says:

    You’re right about Bondi, it does have it’s own vibe. It’s a bit of an ordeal to drive there from my part of Sydney too. But I’m spoilt being so close to the beautiful deserted beaches of the NSW south coast. Never tire of their untouched beauty.

    alison

    • sarah says:

      yes you are, I was down your way recently for sport – soooooooo beautiful and kinda rugged? xxx