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I'm at the age when we "old folk" repeat ourselves a lot.
I found Crescent Head, when I drove my station wagon up and parked it beside the tent of friends (Primary school principal and his family) who were on the annual holiday there, meeting up with other annual regulars.
My last visit was as assessor for Keep Australia Beautiful when I'd been allocated that part of the coast. I stayed with fellow ex-Maroubra Bay High School student, Lynne Anderson, in the Crescent Head Holiday apartment where Tony and I made 'beautiful music' together. At their request, I'd brought my piano accordion along and so ...VERY late into the NIGHT Tony and played his bagpipes and I played the old songs on the accordion.
I feel like I've always 'hung around' surfers. Don't take that the wrong way. I spent my teenage years reading books at the North End of Maroubra Beach, wishing I could ride a surfboard like those "surfies" out there. It strikes me that the person who was in charge, when I was 'judging beaches' was very involved with the surfing world. Crescent Head has always 'symbolised' for me the location where those fellow Maroubra Bay High School students took their vans to to get stuck in. Right now, in my head I'm hearing 'The Atlantics' shouting "wipe-out!!!! ". (The drummer was a classmate. The others a year or so younger.)
I spent so much time in Bob Potter's Dance Studio in Maroubra Junction but I was n't built te be a dancer. I spent so much time on Maroubra Beach but I wasn't built to be a surfer. (We were taught breast stroke, in the Netherlands, where I came from, age 12.)
I SO WISHED that I COULD have been a surfer. I DO have the impression that surfers DO love that ocean-beach environment and that they DO respect it. Is it possible that these average surfers, when they are older DO want to KEEP that world a great place for the next generation of surfers?
That they DO join the Dune Care volunteers and similar groups when they've had their fun?
Please VOTE for my 'postcard'.
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