Desperate for a fix of sand on Sunday, we headed to Sutton’s Beach to see what it had to offer. Its funny as I don’t really think of the Redcliffe area as “beachy” but if you just want to dig in the sand and be close to a large body of salt water, it certainly beats the hour-and-a-bit drive to either of the coasts. Within about three minutes of arriving, we already had our “fort” set up, and only a few minutes after that, we had multiple layers of defense built to protect it from the oncoming tide.
As it turns out, it wasn’t really the oncoming tide that I had predicted.
One thing I noticed was that the sand was far “rockier” than the super-fine sand that you get at the coasts, which I’m more used to. This actually made it far easier to dig – though it didn’t hold its shape anywhere near as well (as such, our staircase was a disaster). Another bonus is it made it far easier to wash off!
Of course, no trip to the peninsula would be complete without stopping in on the Durham’s back deck for a coffee – which quickly turned into lunch, coffee, and cake. The Durhams treated us to pizza from Zorbas and I have to admit it was one of the best pizzas that I’ve had for a long time. Whatever their secret ingredient was (garlic), it really made the toppings sizzle (lots and lots of garlic). Delicious!