A British day out at Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach, Australia. For me, that means slate-grey skies and lashing rain.
|Great weather for surfers, less so for sun-worshippers. Image © Anita Isalska|
Exploring a well-known destination has pitfalls. Maybe the sight will exceed your expectations to the point where you bore you friends with photos forever after, or maybe the reality falls so flat that you'll find yourself being that traveller, the one who sniffs that the Alhambra Palace isn't all that. Most often, being faced with a travel icon quietly subverts what you pictured.
|Not good weather to build sandcastles. Image © Anita Isalska|
It was my final day in Sydney, and my last chance to check out Bondi. It was also the worst in a series of storm-battered days. Flooding and high winds had been wreaking havoc across the NSW coast for days, but I hit the beach anyway.
|Brave souls at the Bondi Icebergs Club outsdoor swimming pools, looking out over foamy water. Image © Anita Isalska|
|Watching the waters. Better than being in it, in this case. Image © Anita Isalska|
|Dangerous currents - but a whole beach to myself. Win. Image © Anita Isalska|