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Saturday Beach: Seals on the Rocks, Kaikoura
Sounds a bit like a drink, doesn't it? 'I'll have a Seals on the Rocks and a lemonade, please.'  Kaikoura, on New Zealand's South Island, is a great place to see seals in the wild. They come here to use the rocks and rock pools as a nursery, and young and o...

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Saturday Beach: Bassenthwaite Lake
Bassenthwaite Lake: the only lake in the Lake District. (Obviously not the only body of water - that would be silly. All the others are meres, tarns, waters etc. It's a technicality, but it comes in handy in pub quizzes.) I took this photo on a beautifully ...

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Saturday Beach: Woman on the Southbank
Sometimes, it isn't so much about the beach itself as the view from the beach - or even about the people you see there. I took this photo on a trip to London in 2014. I loved the small stick figure of the woman against the huge expanse of London's north ban...

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Saturday Beach: London's Southbank
London's Southbank is one of my favourite places in the world, so I guess it makes sense that I should include it in this series. After all, rivers have beaches, too.  * Saturday Beach is a series of weekly posts celebrating beaches around the world,
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Saturday Beach: Airlie Beach
Yet again, I'm aware that this photo isn't very beach-y. But it's a meeting of sea and land, and there is a kind of rocky shoreline in the foreground. That'll do, right? Airlie Beach in Queensland is the perfect place for exploring the Great Barrier Reef. I...

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Saturday Beach: Magnetic Island
This week's Saturday Beach is another Queensland photo: from Magnetic Island. Our days here were spent lazing on the deck overlooking the sea, working our way through the holiday reading we'd brought with us. Then in the afternoons, once it got cooler, we'd...

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Saturday Beach: Dunk Island
One of the great things about visiting a place out of seasons is that the locals have more time to chat to you, meaning that you pick up more tips about places to visit in the area. This is exactly what happened to us in Mission Beach, Queensland, when we w...

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Saturday Beach: Mission Beach
Mission Beach is my kind of beach: huge, and practically deserted. Like a lot of beaches in Queensland, Mission Beach has plenty of space to spread out - which suited me and my parents just fine. * Saturday Beach is a series of weekly posts celebrating beac...

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Saturday Beach: Manly
So far I've posted a lot of photos of quiet, secluded beaches in this series. Well here's breaking from tradition. This is Manly Beach in Sydney, just a boat ride from Sydney Harbour and a popular destination for locals on a sunny day. This photo was taken ...

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Saturday Beach: St Kilda (again)
Remember what I said a couple of weeks ago, about St Kilda beach having penguins who live at the end of the pier? Well here's one of them. This is a Blue or Fairy Penguin, which are fairly common on the south coast of Australia. At St Kilda, you can see the...
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