Best way is to spend day at beach
GAZING out to the ocean while eating a sausage roll in the sun is the best way to spend Australia Day, according to Stacey Mitchell and Adam Szosler.
The Rockhampton pair was well dressed for the occasion, joining the sea of people wearing Australian flags at Yeppoon’s main beach as thousands gathered to celebrate the country’s national day.
“It’s the one day you get to wear the Australian flag proudly,” Adam said yesterday.
Stacey said they planned to spend the day “roaming around” and enjoying the festivities at the beach.
“Australia comes alive on this day,” she said.
From ice cream-licking competitions to building sandcastles, Australia Day on the main beach was full of fun.
There were sea creatures, castles and mermaids on the shoreline, but fortunately they were made of sand and didn’t scare away those participating in the beach games.
In the amphitheatre local bands Nebraska Red, Patrick Kehoe, Busby Marou and Billy the Mountain and the Sax Man drew a crowd before Brisbane roots band The Rooftops got some people dancing.
The kiddies were entertained by magician and clown Windy Wizard, a circus show and David Hamilton Puppets and, of course, eating ice cream.
An organiser said the day was perfect and went without a hitch.