Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Oh I do like to be beside the Sea Side.....

A few pictures of our weekend away

our transport to the island

long shadows....

 sand so fine that it squeaks when you walk on it....

flame lilies at the beach side....

sunsets.....

real live treasures.....

historical graveyards
(the island was once a quarantine station and one boat arrived with typhoid on board - 26 died on the island)

outdoor privy/dunny/toilet - the tide would come up and wash it clean!!


the island is sand .... this stone work was built by convicts....

 magnificent views....

.... we watched a rescue - a boat hit the rocks and sunk - three people had to be rescued....
these lifeguards do an amazing job


the brown lake... fresh water in the middle of the sand island.... lots of little fish in there - can you see them?

more real live treasures... this beauty was over a metre long



magical moments... a dolphin came to investigate Hubz - I hope you can see the fin and shape under the water

birdlife... these were funny - they thought if they kept nice and still I wouldn't notice them.... just made it easier to get a picture!

no stitching done

31 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Beautiful photos in a beautiful setting. Looks like you had a lovely time away xx

Anonymous said...

Fiona amazing photos, gee the dolphin coming in so close would have been awesome,what a lovely place.xx

MosaicMagpie said...

Thank you for sharing your world with us. Great photos!

Tarnyia said...

Wonderful photo's thanks for sharing with us xxx

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful place for a get away, lots of history too, love places like that. Happy Valentines Day.

Debbie

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photos. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

Jeanette said...

Looks like you both had a wonderful time away. Thanks for showing your beautiful photo's. Hugs,

Karen said...

Places like that feel like another world, even though they are on our doorstep. Your photos are lovely. Glad you had a good time.

Sue said...

What a wonderful place Fiona. Thanks for sharing your photos...I feel like I've had a little holiday too.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Just gorgeous Fiona....wouldn't be our beautiful "Straddie" by any chance???? Your photos are beauitful and I am so glad you had a great break away.

Larissa said...

What a wonderful collection of photos you have to remember your wonderful holiday away!! ... Looks like you had a fantastic time away!

regan said...

Adventure should beat out stitching! Great pics!

Melody said...

What a fabulous place and you sure do take a great photo.

Too many eggs said...

great photo's, where did you go? looks fantastic

Too many eggs said...

great photo's, where did you go? looks fantastic

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

a true treasure island!

Nicole said...

Great photos. It looks like a lot of fun!

Grammasheri said...

Ahhhh...so relaxing just looking at the photos. Thanks for posting them!

Patchwork and Play said...

Looks like an amazing place!Thanks for sharing your little break!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

What an amazing trip. I love the photos. It seems you had a wonderful time. I'm freezing here...Jealousy!!!

Val said...

What a great getaway. Who would want to stitch with all that wonderful outdoors. Looks like you had had perfect weather.

marina said...

lovely photos Fiona,
thankyou for sharing them.
Lots of beautiful scenery.

Sunnybec said...

What a wonderful place to go to, thanks for sharing, cheered me up on a wet miserable day, though I do think next time you should pay a little bit extra and get better toilet facilities! ;-) Hugs xx

Jennifer said...

Nice pics.....nearly as good as being there!

HG's Blog said...

Bring backs great memories.. many thanks

Annette said...

beautiful pictures.... looks like you have a wonderful time and saw some interesting sights.
love the new header what type of flower is it?
in stitches

Teresa said...

Oh LOVE the pictures, some gorgeous shots there Fiona. What a beautiful place to be and all those amazing things to see and capture!

Maria said...

I agree Fiona. There is nothing like being beside the sea. I love it.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Oh it is beautiful! I've not spent much time near the sea; so I wouldn't know. I need to visit the see with you, and then you come visit the hills with me!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Beautiful photos, a lovely record of your holiday.

Bobbie B said...

gorgeous photos as always Fiona .. thanks for sharing ..

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