It was amazing going to the beach. I've been working on the Northern Beaches for a year and a half now, and this was the first time I'd made the lunchtime trip down to the water. I didn't have a swimming cossie, even if I could have managed to get the crutches close enough to the water to get me in, without getting them all coated in salt water. Instead, I lurked around on the sand taking pictures and smelling the sea. I came away hot, sticky, and tasting like salt... and very happy.