Number two son and I went down to the beach for the weekend - he hadn't been for ages because of his theatre production, and I am always ready for a bit of salt water! Having said that, we didn't swim. It rained most of Saturday and was too cold on Sunday, so we chickened out. We did go for some lovely walks though, and saw what they were doing with the bridge. Taking down the old one it turned out, and slowly building a new one. There is a temporary (and rickety) pedestrian bridge which suited us fine.
He decided to make panforte which I have never done - it was complicated and took hours, so perfect for the weekend. I did the sudoku, some sewing, read a book, played Candy Crush. Awesome. We also raked up at least two hundred completely rotten lemons - according to the neighbours it had rained all week and everything was sodden. Every lemon that was even close to ripe had fallen off the tree and turned into a smelly grotty pile of green mould. That we had to pick up. Ewwwwwww. Anyway, here is the panforte. Nuts and fruit and chocolate and crystallised ginger! Yum.
We went round to the boat ramp too and said hello to the stingrays. This one was six foot across and cruising through just a couple of inches of water, scavenging for fish guts. There were some cormorants who kept a safe distance, and even the pelicans stayed away.
I like watching stingrays move, they ripple and glide and wave their edges in the air. We stood on the jetty for ages and watched the river and the birds.