28 January, 2012

A Beach Bonfire






 


Australia is full of deserted, secluded beaches that would be perfect for building a beach bon fire. I have romantic visions of guitar playing, toasting marshmallows and laid back conversations under a starry night. It's one of those simple things in life that I have never checked off my list. There's a couple of reasons - one is it's illegal in Australia to light a fire on the beach and two summer is usually a total fire ban so open fires are prohibited. I often see the remnants of a firepit on the beach left by young, foreign backpackers travelling around Australia. - they don't know the local laws and that's all part of the big Australian adventure for them.   
Melissah xox

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9 comments:

Susan said...

Love the idea of a fire pit on the beach!

Tania Maree @ Scandi Coast Home (Australia) said...

Times have changed. My kids don't even know what cracker night is......
Tania Maree xx

Mama of 2 boys said...

Ah yes, just like in the movies. It would be a most romantic and memorable experience to have a bonfire on the beach. I didn't realise it was illegal to light a fire on the beach, but now you've mentioned it, I have never actually seen one on any of the beaches near us. Lovely pics :o) xo

lou lou said...

Hi Melissah

It's all a very romantic thought isn't it, having a bonfire on the beach.

I'll take every one of those settings you have in your photos. Absolutely beautiful.

(PS: loved the photos of you in your beach gear, your certainly rocking a lovely).


Have a wonderful day,

loulou, from hereiamloulou blog

x

designchic said...

We have beaches in NC where you can have bonfires and it is the most fun!! Love roasting marshmallows and enjoying friends around a warm fire ~ gorgeous images...

Punctuation Mark said...

I wish i could get one these going in miami... they don't let you! Have a nice weekend!

The enchanted home said...

That is one glamorous bonfire! Love it......reminds me of carefree days of summer which I so miss.

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

I love your romantic visions....dreamy.

xoxo

Anonymous said...

"There's a couple of reasons - one is it's illegal in Australia to light a fire on the beach and two summer is usually a total fire ban so open fires are prohibited."

Not entirely true, in South Australia, as long as it isn't a "Total Fire Ban" day, you may light a small fire on beaches for personal comfort reasons, provided it is within 15m of the shoreline, is no more then a meter wide and sits in a 30cm trench. This is for "off the beaten track" beaches obviously, not civilized ones.

Source: My dad is a Fire Prevention Officer with the local council.

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