Sunday, April 21, 2013

Beautiful Coastline






























We had a wonderful family day out today exploring a beautiful section of coastline which lies less than an hour's drive from home - the perfect way to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. We've lived in our town for 16 years and have never visited this particular coastal area. I'm not the only one who wishes to return again - soon!

1, 2 & 3. Kite surfing.
4 & 5. My Sunlit Treasure quilt which has been two years in the making, completed last Sunday.
6. Picnic lunch.
7. Where the lake meets the ocean. 
8. Stunning red soil.
9. Looking further south.
10. Adventure Girl having a wonderful time.
11. Master J flying his RC plane (top of photo) and our other children - Miss N with a camera.
12. Miss N turned her camera on me as I was busy taking photos of Adventure Girl.
13. A sunny gazania thriving on the rocky cliff edge.
14. Off exploring again.

* Master J "discovered" this area while on a Duke of Ed. camp with his school last year. You can see some of his photos from the camp here - they include some stunning beach sunrise scenes.

Although it is mid-autumn here, the temperatures are wonderful. Yesterday was about 23C/73F, tomorrow is forecast to be 29C/84F.



Sharing at Our World Tuesday, Weekly Top Shot.

46 comments:

Rosemary said...

I can feel the ocean breeze blowing through your photos! Gorgeous sun, colours, action and energy = joy!

Lauri said...

I am envious of your location, it appears so serene. Happy Anniversary!

Cristina Ferreira said...

Belas paisagens, gosto muito de fotos com o azul do céu e do mar.

Beijos

Cinzia said...

A very beautiful place!
Cinzia

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Oh my goodness,whata beautiful stretch of coastline! And wow, that quilt is beautiful - is that one of yours?

Jeanne said...

Love these shots of the beautiful area that you are in, and also what great family fun! Your kids are having the most amazing childhood ever, and will carry these memories with them as long as they live.... gorgeous quilt!

Sylvia K said...

Such a gorgeous place and such a beautiful day! Thanks for sharing the fun! And I LOVE your quilt!!!

marijke said...

Wonderful and special. The energy of having fun is sparkeling on your photo's. I wonder what are the coldest temperatures in your. It looks you have summertime the whole year round.
Have a wonderful sunday Karen

Charlotte Wilson said...

thank you for taking me to the beach today...I needed that!
What a lovely quilt! Did you make it?

Hugs,

charlotte

LisaS said...

What a fun day! Beautiful shots.

Beth said...

The photos are beautiful. Sorry for my misspelled words in the previous comment. That is why I deleted it.

Rosemary said...

What a lovely way to spend your anniversary - happy family, lots of fun and a beautiful day out.

Rosemary Aubut said...

So much beauty in one post I can hardly stand it! Wow, wow, wow! No birds but look at that ocean! Your quilt is incredible! Where do you find the time, woman??? Gorgeous family!

Patchwork and Play said...

Happy anniversary! Such happy photos- and you even took the quilt out for the day of fun too! Lovely photos capturing wonderful memories!

geanina said...

Beautiful day! Lovely images...;)

Erin said...

Karen
Happy Anniversary to you both:):) I've never been to that area either, you'll have to tell me where it is.

Fun60 said...

It was good to see the finished quilt in all its glory. It really is magnificent. I just don't know how you find the time. What a wonderful discovery you've made with that coastal area. I'm sure you won't be waiting another 16 years before you visit there again. Happy anniversary

flowersandhome said...

Congratulations! Looks like you all had a wonderful day out. Gorgeous coastline. Unbelievable red soil.
Hi! First time you're on one of the pictures right?
Marian

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

what a magnificent day! these photos are just beautiful. and your quilt... oh my goodness... i love it! it is amazing!!

Sarah Jane said...

What a lovely way to spend Sunday! x

Deanne Langford said...

Looks fabulous, love the quilt, happy anniversary!

thefisherlady said...

I am so blessed that your family knows such beauty and joy... there is enough spread around the world for all to enjoy... you indeed have eyes to see.
The ocean looks so powerful. One must hold on to those ropes so tightly!
I congratulate you your anniversary and the discovery of this gorgeous getaway!
God is ever faithful!

Jana said...

happy anniversary! I envy you for the temperatures, its spring here but we have only 10-13 degrees, with cold wind last weekend but really sunny!

FANTASTIC work your quilt! love the last pic a lot...I had to smile at the kite-surf shots, I do a lot myself as my bf is doing it here on the Dutch coast:-)

tinajo said...

How wonderful with the ocean - and the quilt is just gorgeous! :-)

Pride In Photos said...

Your photos are beautiful! We both have the love of the coastline...I can never get enough of it. Happy Monday to YOU.

pattisjarrett said...

It looks like a beautiful day, and you found the perfect place to enjoy it. The gazania was totally unexpected, and so pretty. Your quilt looks great on display. Thanks for sharing this day with us.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh, it looks like you have had a great time on the Coast. I'm thrilled to know we both wore navy and red! yay!

LynCC said...

You finished your quilt!! :) I really love the binding you chose. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures. We've had a long string of gray days and looking to get many inches more snow tonight. . .

Elise Lea said...

Sunlit treasure turned out beautifully! I love the binding and backing on it. I bet it is such a joy to finally have it done. Such a great day to photograph it too, thanks for sharing!

Filip and Kristel said...

Very good kite surfing pictures.

Greetings,
Filip

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So much beauty near you. The turquoise waters and blue sky is such a soothing combination. Really lovely!

Randi said...

Happy anniversary! Beautiful captures of this scenery!

Dee said...

Thank you for sharing all the lovely photos! I love the water, beach and wind...these were a perfect balm to my spirit today!

Your quilt is one of my favorite "Zig Zag" quilts. Truly a treasure!

islandwonder said...

Great shots! Australia is a great place to kite I hear.

Nina said...

Congratulations on your fantastic quilt - it is so beautiful! The surf kiting looks wild and fresh ... And all. Your pictures are a pleasure to the eye! And - I almost forgot - congratulations on the 23th anniversary!

Valerie said...

A beautiful series of captures, Karen. Great action shots with the kite surfers; love the lines of the jetty and the bright Gazania - all are a delightful batch of memories for you and your family. (Thanks for dropping by my blog).

Tony said...

Buena serie de imágenes, las primeras son autenticas..felicidades por el blog.....Saludos Tony

Thea @ Me and My Million Blogs said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos!! You certainly had a gorgeous day. I love that we get to see a photo of you. :)

Marja said...

A fantastic place for a family outing Love that quilt The colours and patterns are just great

Anna said...

So gorgeous pictures Karen and what a beauty of a quilt! Love those colors... :))
Warm greetings from Holland,
Anna

amanda said...

Oh, my goodness, Karen. This looks like the best of times. Family, fresh air, stunning beauty.
The landscape reminds me very much of our west California coast. How lucky are you to live just an hour from this.
Your quilt fits right in with the rest of the spectacular images - nice work!
Happy anniversary!

Nayana Donga said...

What a beautiful way to spend anniversary...gosh...the quilt. Looks so amazing. Can't believe two years of hard work. I guess all worth it.

Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary!

We are able to enjoy kite surfing on our coasts too...it is amazing to behold.

Your quilt...beautiful. That photo of your family holding it doesn't do the details of the quilt justice, but I love this picture, the colors please so.

Ginx Craft said...

I love your action shots. I tried to take some shots of surfers a few weeks ago, and it was so tricky to catch the moment. And then a patchwork quilt, you really have something for everyone.

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Actions shots are fantastic as well as your other shots as well ~ beautiful! ^_^

Liz said...

So many gorgeous images, Karen!!
Your quilt is divine!! You are so gifted.

That coastline is wonderful... I'd love to know where it is??
Michael and I went on a recent day trip discovering some of the Tweed Coast down to Byron Bay. We plan to return very soon.
We will also be holidaying for 4 days at Cabarita in June (his mum is taking a weeks time share there and asked us to join her for a few days)

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