Finally we were here and after picking up our car from Downtown we just had to get to the beach. We couldn't get into our apartment until later in the day. Unfortuantely we had no sat nav so the journey across this sprawling city was quite crazy - pretty stressful. The cars over here are enormous - we have an automatic 7 seater Chevy people carrier with rear DVD players - I'm not going to want to give this up for my tiny Citroen C3 back home!
The fresh air was just what we needed and we were happy to be on a beach again!