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There’s nothing like a trip away to make me appreciate what I have at home here on the north coast of New South Wales. Since arriving home from a month’s holiday in Asia, I have been to the beach more times than I have in the last few years!

I made a commitment to myself in Thailand, that upon returning I would make the effort to enjoy all that the superb beaches here have to offer: sun, surf, swimming, strolling in the breaking waves and pure absorption of nature’s beauty and goodness.

We even dragged out our very old surf ski and had a paddle at Hastings Point estuary. We plan to be there again on Australia Day enjoying the afternoon with friends after the crowds have had their BBQ’s and headed home. To just have the time to absorb the magic and beauty the beaches have to offer is a precious experience.

I’ve also been swimming at the new Tweed Regional Aquatic Centre which is impressive and have enjoyed seeing how many laps I can do – but not timing it of course!

I’m so much healthier and happier and intend keeping it that way by regular exercise encouraged by Naturopath Olwen Anderson. She has a great blog full of health tips and information and here’s a post with a question about Our Good Health Intentions Last Year?

For a list of Australia Day Celebrations on the NSW North Coast click here


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As Kirra Point is one of my Husband’s favourite surfing spots, he attended the rally to save Kirra on Australia Day along with 3,000 people who turned up to paddle in a peaceful but symbolic protest. It was a great show of comradery as the surfing community came together in an effort to bring Kirra back to it’s original glory.

This prompted both Government and Council to hear the people and act on their concerns. The Government and Gold Coast City Council are now looking at moving 60,000 cubic metres of sand, 75 metres back from the shoreline into a 1.5 metre sloping sand dune from the corner of Kirra Point to North Kirra. This will be the first positive step to Bring Back Kirra and work could start prior to the December school holidays with any luck!

The Kirra SurfStock Festival will be held from Currumbin to Kirra Beach QLD, November 5th to 8th 2009 to celebrate, create awareness and bring families and communities together to have some fun.

Here’s the latest Kirra Surfstock YouTube video

It’s all go for the inaugural Kirra SurfStock 4 night and three day festival  from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th November and is set to rock with a massive line up of events!
For more information click here

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