Many kinds of awesome

I headed down to the beach today. There is a path directly across from my new apartment.

Apart from just… well… walking on the beach (yay!), this made me so happy, I had to go back and get my camera to take photos:

*laugh* What kinds of awesome?

  1. Snake! On the beach!!! In all my years of going to the beach, I have only ever seen a snake on the beach once. Of course, it was when I was with an American visitor… I suspect he never really believed me that that NEVER happens… NEVER. I can hear him now, telling others “…and not only that, it’s true what they say… they have snakes everywhere!!! On the frigging beach!!!”
  2. The warning is written on a broken boogie board… what’s not to love about that?!  Where did they even get it to write the sign?
  3. The sweetness of it… “Hey, a snake, we better be warning people, dude!” (I am imagining young surfers…).
  4. *BROWN* snake… underlined… not just a snake but a brown snake (very poisonous: hey path-walkers, we wouldn’t bother except, you know… *poisonous!!*).

*happy sigh*

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23 Comments

  1. So glad you have the beach so close AND a nice community of snake warners!

    Though it did cross my mind that you put that sign up to scare others off and begin claiming the beach for yourself!

  2. There *is* absolute awesomness to be found there. I must say, for as many years I've been going to the beach, not only have I never once seen a snake, but I have never seen a sign even hinting at the possible presence of one. I must be going to the wrong beaches.

  3. I don't think it's safe there. Snakes, Spiders, Drop bears, all the animals in Australia seem to be made out of fucking murder.

    I really beleive it would be for the best if you moved somewhere a bit safer, like say, Pacific Northwest Washington.

    Just a thought.

  4. Oh that looks so pretty! And you clearly have hilarious neighbours, so all good.

    I'll trade you a cute little flat in nippy autumnal London for your beach house. Go on…. it's a deal…

    No?

    *wanders away muttering quietly about stupid beachless London*

  5. DC: “So glad you have the beach so close AND a nice community of snake warners!”

    Me too!

    “Though it did cross my mind that you put that sign up to scare others off and begin claiming the beach for yourself!”

    You silly, that would only scare the tourists… Australians aren't scared of snakes!

    Ferns

  6. slapshot: “There *is* absolute awesomness to be found there.”

    *nodnod*

    “I must be going to the wrong beaches.”

    Obviously! It's ok, you can come to mine. I will protect you from the snakes and other poisonous creatures.

    Ferns

  7. Peroxide: “…all the animals in Australia seem to be made out of fucking murder.”

    Brilliant phrase!! And yes, yes they are. Except for this little fella… or maybe, he's just biding his time… bwuhahahahahaa!

    “I really beleive it would be for the best if you moved somewhere a bit safer, like say, Pacific Northwest Washington.”

    That was my second choice for the move… If only you had spoken up earlier, I could totally have been swayed!!

    Ferns

  8. J: “Oh that looks so pretty!”

    It is!!

    “And you clearly have hilarious neighbours, so all good.”

    I you are confusing 'hilarious' with 'considerate' *laugh*

    “I'll trade you a cute little flat in nippy autumnal London for your beach house. Go on…. it's a deal…”

    Oooh ooh… House swap..?! Hell yes!!! I love London!

    Ferns

  9. Beaches, snakes and baby koalas? Damn it Ferns, make up the spare bedroom…I'm moving in! ;)

    But I don't think you're telling the whole story, as we all know you've probably charmed the snake by now to scare off the pesky tourists and keep the beach nice and quiet!

  10. Ferns: That was my second choice for the move… If only you had spoken up earlier, I could totally have been swayed!!

    It's not to late to move here. I'm sure you could even convince some reader of yours to move the heavy things around your new place.

    J: I'll trade you a cute little flat in nippy autumnal London for your beach house.

    Don't listen to him Ferns, I invited you to my miserably wet corner of the world first!

  11. “…all the animals in Australia seem to be made out of fucking murder.”

    ~Laughing~ This describes many of my neighbors perfectly. Here in South Florida, the wildlife doesn't wear kevlar so it wouldn't stand a chance against the locals.

  12. haha, i've had plenty of trips to the south coast where i've seen signs like this! Even seen a few myself (saw a red belly black on the road outsite the caravan park once too!). Gotta love Australia though – both the deadly animals, and the brilliant methods of the locals to warn others about them :-)

  13. Maggie: “Beaches, snakes and baby koalas? Damn it Ferns, make up the spare bedroom…I'm moving in!”

    Ha! You're most welcome, but I can't promise that it won't still be full of boxes… Packing has a time limit. Unpacking, though… meh…

    Ferns

  14. Peroxide: “Don't listen to him Ferns, I invited you to my miserably wet corner of the world first!”

    'Her', Peroxide, 'don't listen to HER'… Geez, if you are going to urge me not to listen to someone, you might want to check them out a little first, you know, just in case they seem like crazy stalkerish knife wielding maniacs…

    “Miserably wet” though, that's a winner!

    Ferns

  15. kinky bloke: “Gotta love Australia though – both the deadly animals, and the brilliant methods of the locals to warn others about them”

    Too right, mate! *laugh*

    Ferns

  16. Why do other people who invariably don’t want them and can’t appreciate them get to have all the nicest snakes? No fair, yo.

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