Airlie Bimble

Airlie Bimble to the Market
 
 
 
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Beez in the sunshine. Unbelievably hot after the torrential rain we had most of the night. Beez new friend is called Len Hooper – a big police launch.
 
 
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In the empty slot next to Beez was a herd of fish, and the in the next one along was this chap who was about eighteen inches long.
 
 
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We stopped at a loud horn and turned to see a crowded ferry discharge loads of passengers, then pull out. We walked to the office to book the courtesy car for Monday to do a Coles run for heavy shopping. At the end of the north end of the marina, we turned right to join the Bicentennial Boardwalk.
 
 
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The reason for the crowded ferry and many more during the day was due to there being a cruise ship in. Anchored a very long way off – strict rules about where they are allowed to park.
 
 
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Zoomed in she is clearer to see.
 
 
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We followed the boardwalk which became a path. So many cruisers have told us about the Saturday Market, on the other side of the bay.
 
 
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We bimbled by a sandy little beach not a soul in sight, we couldn’t understand on such a beautiful day........Until we saw the information board........ Mmmm. We had passed a shop in the marina with hideous mannequins wearing leopard print jelly suits, now we read they are only 75% effective, that means 25% risk and your face, hands and feet are out on their own.
 
 
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We came to a park with a shallow lido, this must be why the beach was empty.
 
 
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A Thora strutted her stuff.
 
 
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A dugong and plaque dedicated in 2001.
 
 
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From the far end of the lido we could see it was really big.
 
 
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Down the High Street a little way and then back to the beach path to see the War Memorial.
 
 
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Not exactly donkeys on Weston-super-Mare beach.........
 
 
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The huge market had a great turtle sandcastle.
 
 
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We bimbled through the variety of stalls, past Australia’s youngest juggler – a talented little girl and we loved the kangaroo rocker. We bought two ginormous pineapples for five dollars. A cucumber so fat it could used as a missile for a dollar and some limes for Bear’s rum and then bimbled toward Woolworths for bread and stuff for the weekend. That done we headed back.
 
 
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This time from the boardwalk we could see the cruise ship had swung round and a bus that floats.
 
 
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Whatever next......... A number plate that we can’t argue with.
 
 
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ALL IN ALL A HAPPY TOWN
                     BEAUTIFULLY LAID OUT BOARDWALK