It worked out perfectly and I was really looking forward to getting down there with the boys. It's only our third trip back since Aaron passed away there, and the first time was really hard but this time I didn't feel anxious at all about going back this time.
We decided to go to the sand dunes first. On the way there we had to drive past the house that Aaron passed away at and Kobe straight away yelled 'that's where Dad died!'. I was surprised that he knew since he was only three when it happened, but he probably realised it from photos that we have from our holidays there.
Kobe was so cute when we got to the sand dunes and jumped out to take a photo with his iPad.
photo of him with Aaron on the jetty fishing, which was taken the day before Aaron died. He loves it and he recognised the spot straight away and wanted to go there to get another photo. I could tell that he was happy to be somewhere that he knew he had been with his Dad before.
Kobe made me laugh as he kept saying 'what!! This lagoon is made by nature!? Harri! This lagoon is made by nature - people didn't make it!' as he thought all lagoons were like the one at Wet n Wild where you just float round and round in circles.
We really wanted to walk to the other end of the beach and sit on the rocks, but the tide was high which meant it was quite deep to get across the lagoon. Jay and I looked for ages for a shallow spot and we eventually got across by pulling up our shorts as high as we could. Jay was cracking me and some tourists from Pennsylvania up as we watched him trying to cross. They were taking photos of the boys swimming in the lagoon.
How white is that sand!