Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Australia Day Weekend




We celebrated the Australia Day long-weekend in typically Aussie style. We went with eight friends to stay in a little shack complete with corrugated iron bathroom, in the far south east of Tasmania.

We went out on the boats, fished, played beach cricket, walked, went swimming, kayaked, played board games, had a few drinks and ate freshly caught fish and abalone (mmmm). It was brilliant to be out in the fresh air, and that view……. to me there is something amazing about looking out onto the ocean and knowing that there is nothing but more sea until you hit Antarctica.


I realised too that I need to get a polarizing filter for my camera so that I can properly capture the amazing turquoise colour of the water! It’s dreamy – sadly absolutely freezing for swimming in : )

5 comments:

Laura said...

Gorgeous! You are making me so jealous, as it is freezing cold in the States right now. An ice cold drink and some fresh fish and a sunny beach is exactly what I need right now. Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures :)

Cheryl said...

WOW. Glad you had a wonderful time. Happy Australia Day! We have some celebrations for the holiday going on this week for the many Aussies that live here in the UAE. Looks like fun.

Laura B said...

You lucky ducky! Looks like a relaxing time was had and that water looks sooo inviting :)

Michelle said...

That looks absolutely amazing Catherine - stunning photos!

13mimosa said...

Gorgeous shots and sounds like a perfect time away. Have you ever heard of http://www.threehummockisland.com.au/ ? the other side I know, but it looks AMAZING and easier to get to perhaps for you. We would love to go but can't contemplate a light air flight with small girls.