Thursday, 2 February 2017

Winter Beaches

The last one is gone!
Yes, my late dad's only living sister and the last in his family of 12 brothers and sister - she died the other day so yesterday was her funeral down in the country far from home here.  Was so good to catch up with some of my 1st and 2nd cousins.

Then the week before that my husbands Auntie from Brisbane in Queensland came to stay for a week, as she does each year, she is 80.

Baby sitting over the weekend and this coming weekend, all this has kept the two of us busy.

The Spirit of Tasmania sailing across Bass Strait from Tasmania to the State of Victoria has been booked - Yes, off we are going again in the Caravan for just over 3 months in our winter.
Haven't a clue as to where we will be going, expect we will get off the ship in Melbourne, point the vehicle in a direction and head north to somewhere.
This will be about 16 times across, but not always with the caravan.

Back to 2016 Winter Holiday in Queensland.

The beachs below very near those rock formations.



The beach at Wangetti, Queensland.








The above 3 photos are of Yorkey's Knob, Queensland.


Ellis Beach

Standing on the sand at Ellis Beach taking photos and I felt as if something was crawling up my left leg, looked down and there all these large ant were crawling up my leg - they were pretty as in different colours and for the life of me can't think what type they were.  Thank goodness they were harmless.

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  1. Enjoyed. Now I think I need a weekend hike to the Gulf shore

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    1. Off you go and get ready then :) but most of all 'enjoy'.

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  2. That must have been really refreshing - catching up with the cousins.
    Lovely pristine beach.

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    1. We cousins are the next generation - and yes, it was good to catch up.

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  3. Such beautiful photos. So thankful the ants did not harm you. I know you look forward to traveling in the caravan once again.

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    1. Had no idea what type of ants they were until I looked them up and found they were harmless, thank goodness.
      Looking very forward to travel in our winter..

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  4. Sorry to hear the news at the start of your post ...
    It does sound that with one thing and another you have been kept busy.

    Lovely to see these beach photographs and you now have another journey to look forward to !

    All the best Jan

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  5. So sorry for your loss. Hugs.
    Enjoy your vacay.
    Yikes on the ants.

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    1. Thanks Sandra - Auntie was a lovely one and I spent many a holiday with her and her late husband when I was very young.

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  6. Beautiful beaches, not such good news about the death in the family though although death comes to all at some point all we can try and do is live the best life we can and be the best person we can

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    1. Yes Jo-Anne do our best to live life and one day at a time.

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  7. Tolle Bilder vom Strand und vom Meer.

    Noke

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  8. They are very beautiful, the compositions, of each of your photos.

    I'm very sorry for the death of your relative.

    Kisses

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  9. I really enjoyed seeing these--- also seeing the rock "formations" again.

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    1. Sea is always nice no matter where in this world we see it.
      Big rock that one in the photo - done by nature itself.

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  10. Pointing the car towards Geelong, no doubt. That building certainly wasn't there we visited the Knob.

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    1. Let's hope this time we don't end up in Geelong :)
      That building is a resort. Great view.

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  11. Regards to your family's loss. Thank you for these beautiful and breathtaking pictures

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  12. I'm sorry to hear of your loss.
    Your beach photos are very pretty.

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  13. A very pretty area. Is that circular white building a hotel? The views would be nice from up there.

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    1. Yes it is a hotel/resort - great views from up there.

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  14. Sorry about the passing of your husband Aunt. My mom was one of 12 and 4 younger ones are left they range from the age of 91 to 87
    Coffee is on

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    1. Thank you.
      Well that was a large family of your mums then...lots of Aunties and Uncles for you.

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  15. Really sorry about the aunt ,how wonderful to have a twelve brothers and sisters .[secretly i like big family unlike my husband he want small family]
    photos of beaches are breathtaking!!!
    specially one through trees and one with clouds.
    i saw in movies harmful big aunts that can kill man i was surprised because here are so many spices of them but none is as harmful.

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    1. There are poisonous ant in Australia, thank goodness those ant were not those.
      Thanks.

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  16. I especially like the rocky outcrop photo.

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  17. Sorry about your aunt.
    The scenery is beautiful.

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  18. Sorry for your loss. Baech looks very calm...

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  19. I'm sorry you lost your aunt. That is a huge family, 12 children. I had trouble keeping up with three!
    Sometimes the best adventures happen when you have to plans. I expect your summer will be lovely.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia. Yes a big family now all gone.
      That's true about planning, we will see..

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  20. I'm sorry for your loss.
    The beach looks so beautiful with all long sand and water.

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    1. Thank you.
      Lots of our beaches have a lot of sand before the sea.

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  21. I'm so sorry for your loss.

    Beautiful beach

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  22. Ah...Yorkeys Knob...my stamping ground for a couple of years before I moved a little further north to Clifton Beach. :)

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  23. Sounds like you were baby sitting at both ends of the age range!

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