in this news about floods in Australia, it says:
Bundaberg resident Sandy Kiddle told Gillard she lost cherished items after floodwaters surged through her house. She said may not be able to return home for a week.What is the meaning of "I thought the beach would never come to our house"? Is it said in humour? From the map, Bundaberg looks like it is quite a lot of distance from the sea. Or is she referring to the river bank? Because Bundaberg seems to be near a river.
"It was just a sea of water, and I thought the beach would never come to our house," she told Gillard, who gave her a hug.