I wrote recently about my memories of beaches around the world. The beaches I was newly observing as I wrote were Australian ones, such as these that we visited during a road trip from Newcastle to Brisbane and back. This was a fairly small territory, considering Australia’s overall coastline (it is a continent, after all), and amazingly blessed with stunning beaches. All of these shown were easily accessible by car (plus, sometimes, a very short walk). Some had lifeguards, some did not. Many were empty or nearly so, except for us.