Down at the Broadwater looking out to sea just north of Surfers Paradise is the sand bypass pumping system. It has the capacity to pump up to 500 cubic metres of sediment per hour and is vital to the safeguarding of this now man-modified coastline.
From the park we can hear the happy sounds of the young overseas backpackers surfing the small break at the beach on the southern side of the breakwater.
The beach is also an off the leash dog exercise area. The signs say owners must still maintain control of their dogs at all times but that’s like trying to stop a two-year old screaming at a coffee shop. The dogs just run wild but it’s kind of fun seeing them so happy and they’re much better than us humans at digging holes in the sand
Lazing on the beach took me back to 1964 when the sun was beating down and my feet got so hot I wished I was by a pool. (apologies to Arthur Resnick and Kenny Young). We had a swim and then sat under the boardwalk out of the sun just having some fun.
For the next few days I’ll be under the boardwalk down by the sea……that’s where I’ll be.