It was rather hot today, so we decided to drive to Port Kembla Beach Swimming Pool to have a swim. The outside temperature was well above 30 C, however the water temperature was a chilly 19,5 C! Still, Peter and I, we both managed to have a dip into the water.
I remembered I published a post about Port Kembla Pool in October 2011. I am going to copy what I wrote then. I mentioned in this post also our trip to Bowral. Peter took some garden pictures in Bowral. The garden pictures with the tulips are all from October 2011. On the 21st December 2012 we went up Macquarie Pass again to go for another visit to Bowral. We saw the park where they always have tulips in springtime. Since our recent visit was in December, there were of course no tulips to be seen. None the less the park looked beautiful even in summer!
HERE IS THE COPY OF MY POST FROM OCTOBER 2011:
“Last week Peter and I had a look at Port Kembla Beach Swimming Pool. The beach is right next to the pool. It was a bit cool, however there was no wind. It was great for a walk along the beach. There were hardly any people, even though the school vacation was still on. The pool cafe was open. We sat outside under the umbrella with some good fruit juice.
On the way home we stopped at a Lagoon Reserve and watched some pelicans. For lunch we had grilled fish with salad and chips as well as tea. Delicious meal in a hidden away cafe in a close by shopping centre. The shopping centre was full of people including lots of children. I wonder, why some of these people weren’t on the beach on a beautiful springday like this?
I must say for swimming in the pool the water still seemed a bit cold. I prefer our solar heated pool in Dapto where the temperature is never less then 24 Degrees Celsius. I went with my feet a little bit into the water at the beach. This was very enjoyable!
On another day last week we went up the escarpment along Macquarie Pass and then all the way to Bowral, a lovely township in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. There are some lovely gardens in Bowral and most of the tulips there were still in full bloom. Peter took the chance to take lots of pictures on both our outings. We had a lovely time!”
I am sorry I cannot copy the pictures at present. Please, go here for viewing of the pictures!