When I was a young girl I spent a lot of time trapsing around in the bush with various members of my extended family. Just about every holiday and long week end was a chance for another family get together i.e. bush adventure.
Now being let loose in the Aussie bush as a kid is not without it’s setbacks. While there are many unique and amazing critters in the bush, many of these are best observed from a distance. Putting it plainly and in kid talk…there are lots of bitey and stingy things out there. There are also lots of places for said bitey and stingy things to spend their days hiding out.
Seeing as how we loved to explore off the beaten track and this was a long time before the introduction of any mobile devices, a plan was devised for keeping in touch with each other, especially if help was needed. This plan consisted of a few unique family whistles and the use of the COOEE…
No grand bush adventure could be had unless it included a COOEE challenge to establish who could be heard the furtherest and the longest.
These days while I still spend a lot of time hanging out with my extended family, and yes we still occasionally traipse around the bush whistling and cooeeing to each other, I also spend a lot of time with my husband trekking backwards and forwards to the beach.
And while I love spending time in the bush it is the beach that now holds my heart. I don’t know if it’s because we didn’t spend much time at the beach as kids but I do know the beach is always calling me…
So in the tradition of my great bush holidays as a kid, I decided to send a COOEE…to the beach in the hope of hearing a shout right back. A shout to let me know I am on course and headed in the right direction.
Thus the name Cooee Beach…
Cooee…to remind me of my bush adventures as a kid
Beach…to remind me of the new adventures to be had as an adult.