My earliest memory of Cronulla is my Grandmother living over Gunnamatta Bay.
On weekends my brothers and I would go over, ride our skateboards along the beachfront, hang out with other kids from the area, and surf at North Cronulla or Elouera.
As a 20 something year old I moved into Cronulla with a friend. We partied & got up to mischief, as you do at that age. They were the best times and I remember them fondly. I moved out after a while, met a girl, moved in together in another suburb, and we got on with life.
Yesterdays stroll down the Esplanade, looking in the shops, checking out the cafes, and people watching the hundreds of fit bronzed guys and gals who have made this bohemian surfside community their home, made me very envious. The suburb has exploded in a good way.
Don't get me wrong, I have nothing to complain about in my current situation. I have a great house in a great area surrounded by great people.
Unfortunately its not Cronulla, and the Cronulla Property Boat has now sailed from my view..