Sydney beaches are fantastic and many of them have tidal pools that I long to swim in. So much better swimming in a salt water pool that is regularly cleaned by the tide. The beach in the photo above is Curl Curl – what a brilliant name for a beach! We also spent a day at Cronulla, where the surfer among us went into the waves (see pic of another surfer below) while the rest of us relaxed and read in the wintry sun. We had a picnic lunch, which we had to protect from the predatory seagulls who would try to sneak in the moment our attention was diverted elsewhere.