“Bronte Beach Baywatch”
Sydney November 2013 (2 images – my last post for 2013)
At this end of the world, the weather is heating up as we enter summer. For many, the beach scene above is the only way to experience a white Christmas. And perhaps the most famous beach to be at is Bondi beach which is usually crowded to capacity on Christmas Day with families, travellers and revellers. Nothing like a barbecue at the beach, with sun, sand and water. And don’t forget the flies and sunburn. 🙂
It is a busy time of the year at Bondi. Most people know about the Harbour fireworks to welcome the new year in Sydney, but there is also a rave party and fireworks at Bondi beach on new years too.
“Bondi Beach – the place to be”
And it is now close enough to Christmas, that I need to start getting
worried organised, so no more posts this year from me. Blogging has certainly had its rewards and I’m delighted to have made friends along the way. Wherever you may be, allow me to wish you all the best for the season, and a Merry Christmas, hopefully spent with family and friends. And a happy and safe new year to you all. See you in 2014!
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Happy Christmas to you too! See you in 2014! xxx
Thank you. Merry Christmas!
Happy and peacefull Christmas and a New Year for you and your family!
Thank you very much and I wish you the same. See you soon.
Beautifully done, Lignum!
I especially love the way you composed the first one.
Thank you Lisa. Have a great day.
Happy holidays to your family and you. Nice way for you to end the year on you blog.
Thank you and happy holidays to you and your family too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance Draco! Looking forward to your posts in 2014 🙂
Thank you and likewise my friend.
Thanks for a fun year of posts and dialog – enjoy the sun as we descend into cold darkness of our winter. See you in 2014.
Thank you most kindly. I’ve enjoyed your posts and comments. See you soon.
Hope you will have enough time to make everybody (including yourself) happy…Enjoy a lot!!!Have a merry merry time in X-mas and New Year´s Eve ..Read you again next year! 🙂 A hug from Spain!
Thank you kindly. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. See you again soon.
Oh! I forgot!!!
¡ Feliz Navidad y Feliz Año Nuevo ! (the same but in Spanish)
Zorionak eta Urte Berri On! (This is in Euskera, Basque Language…It means Felicidades y Feliz Año Nuevo)
Eskerrik asko (I hope I got that right 🙂 )
Last post for this year? But we still have two weeks left 😦
Time flies…. Merry Christmas and see you again soon. 🙂
Looking forward to that…
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Lignum! Your beautiful posts and exquisite photos have brought so much joys to our blogging world. Thank you very much! Looking forward to seeing you in 2014 🙂
You are very kind to say so. Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. 🙂
Enjoy it and Merry Christmas too !!
Thanks. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
I wish you all the best too.
Thank you for all that I have learned seeing your work.
We’ve learnt from each other. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Wish you a very Happy new year and Merry Christmas.
Have a great time with Family and Friends.
Thank you, and I wish you the same.
Merry Christmas to you too!
Hoo-roo, L.D. – have a nice time (as Paul Simon sang).
Thank you very much. Cheers.
Lovely photos, I vaguely remember the sun and warmth. 🙂 Wouldn’t mind a barbeque at the beach, although that definitely wouldn’t fell like Christmas. Wishing you lovely holidays without too much worrying and looking forward to “seeing” you again next year Lignum Draco!
You’ll be having a real White Christmas. Over here, hotels and resorts often provide “Christmas in July” celebrations so people can enjoy traditional Christmas foods in our winter. Have a lovely Christmas and I’ll see you again soon. 🙂
Thanks for the great posts this year – looking forward to next years!. Merry Christmas 🙂
Thank you. I appreciate it. I hope you and your family have a Merry Bush Christmas.
I will look forward to “seeing” you in 2014! Happy Holidays!
Thanks. Happy holidays to you and yours too.
I never got used to those bright and hot Christmases when I lived in your part of the world (New Caledonia). But I can see the appeal of a Christmas bbq on the beach. Wishing you and your loved ones a fabulous holiday! I look forward to more interesting posts and photos from you in 2014. Cheers! –Julie
Yes, it does feel a bit topsy-turvy with Christmas in summer, and at the same time, images of Santa, Rudolph and frosty the snowman everywhere. Thank you for your kind wishes and I also hope that you and your family have a safe and happy Christmas.
Such a beautiful place! I would not mind a white, sandy Christmas one bit! I hope you are able to stop worrying, er, “get organized” (hehe) and have a warm wonderful Christmas with the people you love!
Yes, you do get used to it. But traditional Christmas fare can be a bit inappropriate on hot summer days. Thank you, and I wish the same for you too.
Hot fun in the summer time!!
Have you seen the Christmas trees at Martin place and Darling Harbour?
take care and survive from sunburn.
Not the Darling Harbour tree, but Martin Place and the swarovski tree inside the QVB yes. I also like the displays in the David Jones windows.
Many thanks and have a Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
Thanks for your suggestion. I’ll check them out next week.
take care and stay safe
I have certainly enjoyed visiting your blog and I look forward to more pictures in 2014. Bondi beach is indeed the place to go. I envy you, with all that sunshine our temperature today is -14C and winter hasn’t started “officially” I wonder what winter has in store for us. We are certainly having a white christmas. Very white to be precise. We also have fireworks on the 24 and again on the 31st evening. The whole City convenes to see the spectacular displays. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2014. Best wishes and best regards to your family and friends!
I’ve never experienced such degrees of cold, and wonder how I would be in that sort of weather. But I do like the idea of snow at Christmas. Many many thanks for your visits and I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, and happy healthy new year.
Thank you for the holiday wishes and all the best to you as well for a lovely season. Christmas here is cold, and I’ve always wondered how I would do if I was to live in your part of the world for a few years. I think I would be OK with a warm Christmas, but suffer a bit when it was cold in like July. Thank you also for visiting my blog this year, I appreciate your visits and thoughtful comments. Enjoy your time off blogging and see you when you return.
Thank you, I guess it all depends on what we are used to and I’m just used to Christmas in summer. I don’t like travelling at that time of the year because everything just seems that much more expensive and busy.
Thank you for your visits and comments too. I appreciate it. See you again soon.
Oh boy, you are putting us on hold ;). Have a joyful Christmas LD! My best wishes to you for 2014. Come back soon 🙂
I’m not posting for a while but I’ll keep an eye on my reader notifications and stop by and visit you when I can, so don’t feel too lonely. 🙂
Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a safe healthy new year.
These are great wishes LD 🙂 Just what I needed to hear. My best to your family too.
Lovely, lovely pictures! That beach is stunning… and I know exactly what you mean… getting ready for Christmas, holidays, family, etc… things can get hectic! Hope you enjoy your time away with those you love! Happy holidays!
Thank you. Holidays are supposed to restful, right? But the lead-in can be quite hectic. Happy Holidays to you too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in advance, Draco! Looking forward to seeing you in 2014! 😀
Thanks. Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas and happy new year too.
Sorry to hear that this is your last post of the year, but the season and life often demands a break – Have a very Merry Christmas!!
Thanks. Hope you have a nice break as well. Merry Christmas.
That’s a very beautiful beach – I wish I was there!! 😀 And I think you should be worried and organised at the same time, that combination normally gets things done! 😉
Good advice! Thank you and have a Merry Christmas. 🙂
It’s hard for me to imagine Christmas on a beach, although it sounds kinda wonderful. Happiest of holidays to you and your family, Wood Dragon!
You’ll have to try it one year, but it may be a shock to the system and seem out of sorts. Thank you, and Happy holidays to you and your family too.
Enjoy this holiday season, doing whatever it is that brings you joy!
Thank you very much. And Happy Holidays to you and your family. Stay safe.
Thank your for these pictures – for many of your readers for sure not a typical place to celebrate Christmas – and thank you also for all the other nice views during the year. Looking forard to the first picture for 2014! Enjoy the holidays and greetings from Germany!
Thank you Robert. I appreciate that and I’ve enjoyed following your blog as well.
Happy Holidays to you as well, Lignum Draco! And a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!
Thank you. Happy Holidays to you and yours too. Wishing you a safe and happy New Year.
1st is great!
Happy holidays! See you next year!
Thank you. Have a safe and Merry Christmas.
Thank you for letting us enjoy your astonishing work this year – Happy Holidays and looking forward to seeing more of you 2014!
Thank you and I’ve enjoyed following your blogs too. And wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and happy healthy new year.
it’s summer where you live, gosh, we’re freezin’ here…
love the bw shot, great wide angle, the white structure is a space ship, right?:)))
As they teach in physics, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. I’m sweltering here. 🙂
Thank you very much. Happy holidays to you and yours too.
I am so late to your party on the beach Lignum 😦 Do hope Christmas was cool and calm for you in the summer heat and so many best wishes to you for a wonderful New Year. Thank you so much for your company here and the many wonderful pleasures you put before us!
Wouldn’t you know it? It rained, no, it poured down on Christmas Day.
Many thanks Patti. It was a pleasure to “meet you” this year and I do enjoy our chats. Have a happy healthy new year.
Happy New Year Draco!!! 😀
And you. Hope you’re having a great time in Macau! 🙂
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Happy 2014, LD 🙂
Thanks. You too! 🙂
I look forward to 2014 photos and posts 🙂 I hope you are well LD 🙂
Is it 2014 yet? 🙂
I’m very well, but matters requiring my full attention prevent me from returning to blogging yet. Maybe the last week of January, or perhaps February.
Thanks for the note Paula. I’ll pop by when I can.
I absolutely live the first image!
Thank you very much. It has been a very hot summer season at times these recent weeks. Thanks for stopping by.