A friend held a birthday party last weekend at Ettalong, and invited me to share the apartment she'd booked for the weekend.
So I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at the beach,with a fabulous ring-side seat for the spectacular sunrises (I snapped the picture below from my bed, by reaching one arm out the sliding room next to it which lead onto our (enormous) balcony!)
There was miniature inspiration: particularly at Hatter's Tea House, where we had lunch on Saturday:and just up the street at Geoff's Boatshed, which sold mainly fishing and boating supplies, but also had a range of souvenirs including bottles of miniature shells, and tiny china animals:
So I came home with a selection of suitably nautical souvenirs (plus some not-so-nautical pieces).
Plus I may have managed a quick visit to Daiso while I waited for the train home and picked up a few more things not pictured.