This is where we've been over the past week. We had a wonderful time at Merimbula, a beach town on the South coast of New South Wales. The weather was beautiful most of the time although we did have the odd shower.
The house was right on the beach, you walk through the back gate of the property and you are on the sand dunes. The views from the top floor were fabulous looking right across the ocean. The migrating whales put on a display for us each day.
The front of the house.
The back of the house with a deck overlooking the ocean.
You can just see my portable studio in the corner, I took away my sewing machine, jewellery gear and paints.
I finished off a necklace that I'll be teaching in a workshop next month and almost completed another journal, so it was worth the hassle and complaints from dear hubby when we loaded the car.
He took his computer so he couldn't say too much. We didn't have access to the internet in the house resulting in a very quiet cyber week.
We have a two door Toyota Rav 4 with removable back seats, so that helps. I think I stretched the friendship slightly though, when I bought a beautiful pot of crucifix orchids. I almost had to nurse it all the way home, a six and a half hour drive, fortunately I managed to squeeze it into the back.
An overall view of the top floor.
A whale jumping out of the water, they make such a huge splash as they hit the water with their tail.
After one of the showers my husband took this panorama photo of a double rainbow. They were both complete which you don't see too often.
Two very cheeky lorikeets visited constantly. My husband ended up being able to feed them by hand.
They even ate his toast with marmalade on it one morning.
They have such beautiful colours, showing what mother nature can really do.
The above photos are views over the lake and township. I love the reflection of the clouds in the water.
Finally a collection of photos I intend to use in my art, I love the simplicity and faded colours of things that usually get taken for granted.
I'll have some photos of my jewellery and journal pages in the next post.