With February, often the hottest month in Australia, coming up, Roy and I decided that the perfect place to visit would be the beach. With so many beaches to choose from, the decision which to visit was not easy, but we eventually decided on Thirroul beach on the South Coast of NSW. It is a lovely area, but its ocean baths also have an interesting history. You can access the baths from the beach itself, or you can go through D. H. Lawrence Reserve and down the steps. This Reserve is named after D. H. Lawrence, a famous author who wrote a book called 'Kangaroo' while staying in Thirroul.