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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wilson's Promitory

Before I begin I finished my little Fairy Wren....cute little Mister!
He kept me company whilst it poured last night and this morning.....we have seen lots of these little birds a long the way on our quick and busy.
Ok! The very beautiful Wilson's Promitory.  It is the southern most point of the Australian mainland and is national park. There are many photos, if you don't like nature pics turn away now.....
On the way into Tidal River....
See those ominous clouds out there. us in the end lol! But we had a pretty good wander beforehand.....Tidal River is beautiful. Huge boulders and native vegetation...gorgeous crimson rosellas....elusive for my camera though!

We wandered over the footbridge and walked out along the hill track to view where the river meets the ocean.

Obligatory piccie on the bridge....
Definitely worth the walk....

I don't know what it is about weather beaten trees and ocean views but I am a fan!

There are several different landscapes around the river....

Did I happen to mention weather beaten trees?

Very special place....

We pushed our luck just a tad and the weather Gods decided....enough enjoyment for this pair. We attempted a little walk here....

Got a bit damp and then the horizontal rain and hail chased us home.
We have decided a few days stay is definitely in order in the future here....not enough time to do all we wanted.
If you live here in Aus and love yourself a big favour and go will just love it!

Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Lovely Catchup Along the Way

Today I caught up with blogging friend Illene from Ret Dairy Queen on our way to Wilson's Promitory. Illlene and I have been blogging friends for a long time and only met in person for the first time at LGS in Brisbane. We had a delicious morning tea,  lovely chat and I  got to see in real time Illene's version of my Calendar Bears quilt.
It was so pretty. Illene has used different background fabrics for each block and it looks just a scrappy quilt don't you?
Thanks Illene for your warm hospitality. It was a real treat to spend time with you.
I thought I  would spare you some holiday pics until next post and there are MANY!
I have done only a small amount of stitching......working away still on my Country Alphabet......"R" in the hoop.
A little prelim drawing has been happening too.....these little fairy wrens torment me endlessly. .....never keeping still long enough for a photo. I managed a couple walking around Dubbo zoo....hopefully they will be ok. Meanwhile I am using talented local bird photographer Kev Webbs wonderful piccie (with permission ) as a reference.
Still trying to get all the proportions correct but nice to have one on the go.
 See you next time with a two parter again I think. I am becoming like a touristy crusader.....can't stop taking photos of these gorgeous places and you folks bare the brunt of them all lol!
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

Monday, October 17, 2016

Exploring Part Two

I love a rocky coastline....very dramatic. Throw in a lighthouse and I am there. So when it was mentioned that Cape Liptrap Lighthouse was a drive away...couldn't wait! We stopped in at Venus Bay first.

As you can see t'was a wee bit blowy lol!
To get to the lighthouse we had to travel a dirt road....
Lots of sheep along the way....these woolies needed their woolies, it was freezing!
Along the track we came across a busy little Echidna having a very anty lunch!
We played a game of "if I can't see you, then you can't see me"
But then I got the once over well and truly....amazing!

I have never seen one in the wild so I was just a little chuffed.....but it was my lucky day because when we got out to the lighthouse there was another one all curled up in a little niche under some shubbery!
Finally saw the lighthouse....

Fantastic views even if we nearly got blown across Bass Straight...

Plus it was absolutely freezing!
Found this little beauty right next to where we parked the car....
Off for a warm cuppa....
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx