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    Question "I thought the beach would never come to our house"

    Hello,

    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.
    "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.

    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.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: "I thought the beach would never come to our house"

    Yes, it is intended as a bit humerous, simply because the beach is far off and the amount of water looks more like a sea than a flood.

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    Default Re: "I thought the beach would never come to our house"

    apex2000, thank you. I got it now. :)

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