Friday, November 15, 2013
HOW ONE PICTURE CAN INVOKE MEMORIES OF THE DISTANT PAST
I was looking for information on the internet recently and came across this beautiful photograph of our own Cottesloe beach. While looking at it I remembered when, as a young teenager, I used to come swimming here with my Mum.
She and Dad had bought a corner shop in Swanbourne (the next suburb to Cottesloe) and whether she and I caught a bus here or we walked (people used to walk quite long distances way back then) I can't remember but I do know we came down to Cottesloe beach several times for a swim.
On one occasion there was quite a bit of surf close in to the shore but Mum was always game so she kept on swimming only to be dumped by a quite ferocious large wave. When she came out she realised something was amiss with one foot and she subsquently discovered she had broken one of her toes.
I'm not sure if we came swimming again after that, perhaps not. It was just so lovely remembering those fun times that Mum and I had together.
P.S. If you click on the picture you can enlarge it. It is really quite magnificent. I just didn't want to spread it right across the page and blot out other bits and pieces.
NOTE: After I posted this I was checking out an article on Facebook which gave the names of 10 towns in the world where a woman would (supposedly) be safe on her own. One of the towns named happened to be Perth, Western Australia which praised the town and added "and while there you should visit King's Park and also "Scarborough beach". It's a great pity when people make these statements that they don't get their facts correct. The photo they used was the one above and this is definitely NOT Scraborough beach.