The two groups made plans to meet at Woolworths, but somehow we missed each other and ended up getting two sets of groceries. Dee and Tim and I loaded up the car with them, and then walked along a little river cove with a park (awesome banksias) and towards the ocean beach and jetty. There were lots of surfers and lots of people with happy dogs. There was also a circus set up in the park, which for some reason, included cows.
This little park had a beach area where people were renting out paddleboats and stuff. One guy was swimming in the cold water, and there were huge pelicans on the jetty. There was also a little sock that had been left high and dry by low water levels, so I went back later and got this picture:
We drove further into town and spent some time walking along a nice (and very large) open-air market, and picked out lots of good fruit and vegetables here. We had lunch outside at I little restaurant called Scooterini, and I ducked into a 2nd-hand bookshop for a moment. The Coolingatta downtown area was very inviting, and very pedestrian-friendly.
We headed back home and got the groceries sorted out, and then just relaxed for a while. I wrote lots of letters. We had a nice family Thai dinner. There were also lots of Australian magpies singing outside, which have much nicer songs than American magpies.