Sunday, July 3, 2016

A Family Last, Angourie






 










Miss N, Miss O and seated is Miss G (Miss N's identical twin)








I guess every new beginning is accomplice to some 'lasts'. On Thursday we took time out as a family (except for our eldest two already away at uni) to have a 'last' day out before Miss N (18) moves to Sydney to pursue her cricket dreams and new job/traineeship. We went to Angourie, a place Miss N had spend many days working recently in her environmental job. My husband was familiar with the area over 30 years ago but for the rest of us it was all new and unknown.

Angourie is a well known surfing location on the NSW North Coast, yet as we arrived we found the surfers were still, admiring the antics of a pod of dolphins which were surfing the waves. A beautiful sight. We caught glimpses of some humpback whales (distant splashes and flippers) far out to sea. After a coastal walk and picnic lunch we spotted a Brahminy Kite with its catch of a crab for his lunch.

We finished our day with a visit to the Blue Pools of Angourie, one of which is known as the Green Pool and the other the Blue Pool. They were formed by quarrying operations to supply rock for the Yamba break wall or middle wall in the 1890's, and although only a stone's throw away from the ocean, they are fresh water, fed by an underground spring and coloured by algae. They are used for swimming and diving when the algae levels are safe. Being mid winter we were't tempted to swim, although some other visitors looked ready to dive in.

It was a great day out. You will find some extra beautiful photos of our day on Miss E's brand new blog - 'Pieces of Entertainment', all from an eight year old's eye level, using her very own brand new camera (which you can see in the top photo)!




16 comments:

✿ chica said...

Puxa, que maravilhoso esse lugar e conseguiste belos momentos em família, tão bem registrados em fotos! beijos, lindo domingo,chica

Erica Sta said...

Dear Karen, it's always a pleasure to read your posts about Family Meetings. Wonderful captures of Australian nuture.

We had this week the 60th Birthday of my lovely husband...

Susan said...

New adventures can be bittersweet for those left behind, but we wouldn't want it any other way really. I love how often you post photos of your family out enjoying life together. Beautiful spot to visit.

SarahZ said...

A lovely day!! Always so much pleasure to see a bit of what you see Karen! Thank you for sharing!!!

Sarmatix said...

What a nice atmosphere is on the pictures. Wonderful places and beautiful photos. Greetings Justyna.

Dirk Rosin said...

herlige bilder og vakkert landskap !

faith76 said...

Wonderful photo's, it looks beautiful in your corner of the world. Have a good week. Leah x

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's wonderful to see you all enjoying lovely family time. I'd never heard of Angourie before. Your photos show what a beautiful place it is. I particularly love the banksia photo, it glows!

Michelle said...

Beautiful scenes and beautiful children :)

Erin said...

Oh Karen {{}} Thinking of you all as you navigate this next step xx

Ana Freire said...

What an amazing sequence of photos! I love them all!
Thanks for sharing!
All the best!
Ana

Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful day for everyone, Karen.
Wishing Miss N all the very best as she begins a new chapter. xo.

Cathy said...

I love seeing your family out on such ventures. Australia is breathtaking! I have always thought the best sort of travel books are ones that include people.
Blessings to you Karen.

diane b said...

I agree with Susan. It must be great to send your children off into the world to seek further education and adventure but it must also be sad to see them leave the nest. You sure had a lovely family outing. I haven't heard of that beach before and it looks quiet and untouched but that could because it is winter. What a buzz for the surfers to have the dolphins join in. The shots of the kite with its crab lunch are fantastic.

Liz said...

It looks like a lovely family day out! Your young adults are all spreading their wings and following their dreams! An exciting and bittersweet time for you and Jim.
I hope Miss N thoroughly enjoys her work and study in Sydney.
Your third youngest daughter is getting so very tall and all legs!
It's been so wonderful watching your children grow up over the last 5 years!

Jeanne said...

Such a wonderful family time! and I will definitely check out miss E's new blog and her photos

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