Avid builders had the chance to dust off their sandcastle-building skills before Broulee’s annual New Year’s Eve competition.
St Peter’s Anglican College hosted a competition on North Broulee beach on December 12.
“Burton House won, with two fine sculptures of a frog exercising its tongue and a turtle laying eggs,” said St Peter’s teacher David Toghill.
Organiser John Hicks said the North Broulee New Years Eve sandcastle competition was a great tradition.
“The event at North Broulee is always a hoot and attracts a big crowd,” he said.
Meanwhile, Alice James of Crow’s Nest was one of many eyeing off the St Peter’s creations, hoping to get inspiration for the New Years Eve event. She was particularly taken by the toenails on an implausibly large foot.
Deb Waser of the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association said the annual competition took some organising.
“We’re looking forward to the New Year’s Eve competition’,” she said.
“This year, to fit in with the tide, it’s a little earlier than usual. Registration is starting at 12.30pm and the competition going from 2-3pm. There’ll be the usual three categories of junior, open sandcastle and open sculpture.”
Last years winners caused controversy – competitors are advised to take an imaginative, not technical, approach.
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