MY BEACH BY MATTHEW HEGARTY
We’ve caught up with Matt Hegarty who, aside from heading up Brit band “Matthew and the Atlas", manages to squeeze in his fair share of beach hopping.
Q: If there’s one thing the beach has taught me it’s…
A: Don’t under estimate the sun, I burnt my legs on a beach once and couldn’t walk for two days, not the best.
Q: When impressing friends with exotic beach tales, my beach boast is…
A: Staying on a beach in Vietnam, sleeping in wooden huts in a bamboo garden behind the sand dunes was pretty cool. There were only 8 other backpackers staying there so the whole beach was deserted and all ours!
Q: Beach at sunset or sunrise, and which beach?
A: I was always find sunrise pretty special, so any beach will do for that.
Q: Beach must-have?
A: Ice box to keep cold beers in is pretty good.
Q: Beach Read or Beach Listen?
A: Anything by M.Ward would suit me fine for the beach
Q: If you could lounge on one beach for the rest of your life, which would it be?
A: I spent two weeks at Vagator beach in Goa when travelling through India. We had a room which cost £1.50 a night and it sat right on the beach. We didn’t want to leave.
Q: Beach you’d never go back to?
A: A beach in Monastir, Tunisia – I got stung by a jelly fish, then stung by a wasp because they told me to put tomato juice on jelly fish sting. I then knocked myself out on an air conditioning unit walking back to the hotel because I was looking down at my wasp and jelly fish stings. Not a proud moment.
Q: 3 records for the beach would be?
A: Longest Day by Megafaun, One Hundred Million Years by M.Ward, Kare Kare by Crowded House