Monday, September 21, 2020

a lovely trip.....

I finished another banner block.... very sweet design


Last weekend we went to Hervey Bay (about 4 hours drive from home) and stayed in a unit just above the harbour



We were there to catch up with my cousin whom I have not seen for over 10 years.... he is here working from New Zealand  where his wife and daughters are and due to Covid19 they are away from each other.... 

Anyhow we still managed to get together and celebrate his 60th birthday with a special trip...



.... out in a Catamaran to see the whales...


I only have my iphone as a camera and pictures don't do any justice to what a wonderful time we had...


must have seen over 20 whales... who looped and splashed and breached and did everything to keep us happy...



The following day we had a nice walk on the pier which is one of the longest piers in Australia, about 1km long.... 

lots of fishermen and women making some great catches, and we could see lots of big and little fish as well as rays and sharks.....


I crocheted up a few more rows of my blanket while we travelled and read a bit of my book in the mornings....


came back home and our pots of orchids are doing their thing... masses of tiny little flowers.... just beautiful...


So a lovely weekend.... and now we are back to reality, food has to be cooked instead of just ordered ....

Righto, Gotto Go... I do need to defrost a burger for tonight....








21 comments:

Maria said...

Sweet stitchery, they will look lovely when you put them together.
A fabulous weekend away with your cousin. Nice for him to have been able to celebrate his special birthday with family.
Great crochet project to work on and the book looks good too.
Hmm! Burger for tea sounds good...

marina said...

sweet stitchery.
how fantastic to see all the whales! must be amazing.
gorgeous little native orchid!

Karen's Korner said...

It must have been lovely to catch up for a special "0" birthday. Pretty stitchery. The best part of going away for me is not having to think about, prepare or clean up after a meal.

Karen S said...

I am pleased you were able to catch up with family and help with celebrations.
The whale watching looks like it was very successful. Perfect conditions and lots of whales performing at the right time. Love it!

Chookyblue...... said...

So nice you had time with your cousin..... I've never seen a whale so one day I hope to. ....

Jennifer said...

How lovely to be able to celebrate with your cousin - a very special weekend. Bonus crochet time too! Your little flowers (embroidered and real) are very sweet too.

Chantal said...

Gorgeous stitchery. A lovely weekend you had. Welcome to your burden, Cinderella. Lol. ;^)

kiwikid said...

Lovely stitchery Fiona. Your weekend away looks and sounds great, good for your cousin to have company on his birthday too. That is very special to see so many whales, I have been on whale trips but not seen one, maybe one day 😄.

Cheryll said...

Beautiful pics Fiona...looks like a wonderful short getaway.
NiCe handiwork in progress too...xox

White Rose said...

Hi Fiona what a wonderful trip and how special to be able to catch up with your cousin oh I love your whale pics that would've been the icing on the cake so glad you and hubby had such a wonderful time,stay safe my friend and take care xx

Lin said...

Lovely pictures from your trip Fiona and seeing the whales is very special. What a lovely birthday treat for your cousin. Pretty banner block. xx

Susan said...

Lovely part of the world to be in. Love the whale pics.

Janice said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate your cousin’s birthday. I can’t believe how many whales you saw. To see a whale is on my wish list. I hope he can get to see his family before too long.

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Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Beautiful stitchery... how lovely to get away for a bit and relax (and not have to cook!) And those orchids are just gorgeous.. xx

Shasta Matova said...

That looks like a beautiful trip and the pictures are gorgeous. The stitchery is lovely.

KaHolly said...

I’ll bet your cousin felt very blessed that you traveled to spend his birthday with him. Whales always make my heart sing!

Julie said...

How wonderful that you got to visit with your cousin Fiona ... Hervey Bay looks such a stunning place to visit. Your banner looks great - every time I stitch mine I think of you ... funny that. I have one left to do & have so enjoyed stitching them.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful stitchery! What a wonderful time you had....fished many times off that jetty. The whales sure put on a show! The view over the harbour is lovely. Pretty pretty orchids xx

Louise said...

I love your whale photos! How lucky you were to see so many leaping like that! We've seen a few here in Maine but they only come up to breathe. It's still exciting for us, though :)

Raewyn said...

It looks like you had a fabulous trip up north Fiona - how special to go out whale watching and to see so many. That pier sounds great too. Glad you got a bit of handwork done while travelling. Different post, but I love love love your Pineapple quilt! Great use of scraps.

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