Monday, June 20, 2011

A Winter Holiday

What a lovely little time away we had. Not exactly what we had expected but still wonderful. 

We rose at 4am, threw the pyjama clad kids into the car and set off, all bleary eyed. The sun rose over the free way while we ate dirty donald's (mac donalds) for breakfast and listened to Ben Kweller.  5 hours of driving and many a record later, we arrived at the turn off to our favourite winter holiday destination... to find it flooded. No access. A few expletives were mumbled under my breath before we did our road side wees (the boys, not me) and jumped back into the car. A new destination was decided upon and beer was in the fore front of our minds. Gillian Welsh, M. Ward andBeth Orton set the mood, somber but hopeful. We arrived and our travel woes were forgotten. What a beautiful place with nothing to do but eat and drink, relax and read, surf and sleep. Oh, and chase the cheeky toddler around.












The lady baby smooched with That Bel Lady


The boys did a little sea urchin recovery surgery by torch light




The Young Man enjoyed his share wear.




Our River Cottage besties made camping look easy while taking a brief break from surfing the alaias. I'm sure Yoss will post some beautiful pics on his blog later in the week.








We packed the car and drove home, lips cracked from the ocean spray.

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17 comments:

  1. Looks like a beautiful holiday and while it didn't go to plan, it looks like you had a wonderful time with your buddies!
    Rhi x

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  2. Looks very much like the Pass at Byron. Beautiful whereever you ended up.

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  3. fun times em - except of course for the flooded road in. I've got a little something for you...will pop it down this afternoon. Icy today, hey?!

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  4. That was a lovely belly laugh for an icy cold Monday morning! The best laid plans of mice and men.....

    But fab that you made good in the end and it looks pretty sensationally peaceful. So many wonderful spots in Oz - it truly is the land of dramatic beauty.

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  5. HI Em,
    Beth told me about your blog so thought I'd drop by for a sneak peak. I must say, very impressive! Glad you had a good trip despite the flood :)
    Luv Paula

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  6. There's THAT beanie! So cute. Your trip looks awesome. Is it Seal Rocks or somewhere nearby? Kellie xx

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  7. Beautiful! Improvisation never looked so peaceful - sometimes a kink in the plan just makes it sweeter. Cuuute@ lady baby and ouuchhh@ urchin surgery xx

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  8. wow...these holidays are what memories are made of. just lovely.

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  9. Beautiful pics - looks like a wonderful holiday (flood and all!)

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  10. Gorgeous pics and what fabulous memories to take with you, of a holiday that you made the best of... despite the obstacles :o)

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  11. oh lovely! You make me want to come back to australia! Seriously, we are thinking about it! Where? Byron? I loved it there, was living in Byron for a couple of months back in 1996..whoa that makes me feel old! lou x

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  12. Looks like an amazing time away Em!
    And my goodness you make beautiful babies!

    xx

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  13. Is it Seal Rocks? It is beautiful! Makes me want to go on a holiday!!! Perhaps in a few months...don't think I'm game with a newborn :-/ x

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  14. Glorious! There's nothing like a weekend away, just chillin' with friends, hanging out like there's no troubles in the world...aah!
    Rach x

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  15. Oh to fun barefoot in the sand! Too cold here. Looks like a wonderful getaway.

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  16. What a beautiful place for a holiday...the water and sky both look so blue and clean ! Looks like you had fun xx Ava

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  17. Those were such beautiful pics! You are so pretty and your kids darling. Thank you for sharing your time with us.

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em