Of course when you live in a place renowned for its natural untouched beauty you have to show visitors the many beaches all within a short drive of our house. Even in the height of summer when our region is said to more than double due to tourists I can find any number of beaches where I am either the only person or maybe one of a few people. The final shot here is of our Navy base- what a location! Naval officers and their families can live on base with the wildlife and beaches at their finger tips. The photos are of different beaches on different days and times of day. Hopefully it gives you a small snapshot of where I live. Some years at Christmas we get up early and go to our favourite beach with mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and croissants with jam for a special start to Christamas day. Then we swim and go home get cleaned up and start the cooking for the more traditional style feast with family and extended family. xx Corrina.