Monday, November 5, 2012

A Weekend Away - lots of photos!

I give you fair warning now .......... lots of photos from my weekend away ;-)

I had a wonderful weekend away with some old school friends - we managed to catch up with each other via Facebook and we first got together in 2010 - see some pics HERE

In 2011, we were supposed to meet up in Sydney, but I was unable to make it - just as well, it was the weekend when Qantas was grounded - it made an impact on an awful lot of people.

This year, we met up in Victor Harbor, a lovely tourist destination here in South Australia.
We all stayed in the Victor Harbor Beachfront Caravan Park and took over several cabins and we had a ball!

The weekend started on Friday, with me catching a bus down to Victor, and meeting up with the earlybirds in their cabin.


Me, on the far right ;-)
We are toasting two of our former class mates who couldn't be with us ;(
They were with us in spirit :-)

Saturday morning I was up nice and early and went for a walk along one of the walking paths ....... and this is the scenery that greeted me 
Granite Island

Reflections water's edge

Peaceful Reflections
We spent the day walking around Victor Harbor
Whale Fin water feature 
and then over to Granite Island where we decided to stop and have a bite to eat and a drink or two ;-)

The Seagulls are persistent and very brazen - they will take a chip right off your plate if you are not watching
Persistent Seagull  Waves crashing

An awful thing happened while we were dining - Sharlene's earring fell down between the boards and onto the rocks below :(
Bent coat hanger and a wonderful staff member of the Cafe to the rescue!
Linking with 52 Photos Project 

These flowers were on Granite Island and are as big as the palm of your hand!
Yellow Flower

While I was taking a photo, a very strange bee flew right into the shot!
Yellow Flower with bee

Saturday night we went to The Hotel Victor and had a lovely meal

The facilities at the Victor Harbor Beachfront Caravan Park were great - very clean and well maintained ;-)

I actually got to use the Luggage Tag made for me in a CraftMad swap ;-) 

 The Pool & Jumping Dome

Sunday was a day of more very friendly Seagulls LOL 
Fearless Seagull
and more eating and drinking
I didn't get chance to get to the Quilt Basket as I had hoped, but even better, I got to spend my last hour in Victor Harbor wandering through The Whyte House Gallery where I got some lovely new Tilda fabrics

I came home absolutely exhausted and had blisters on the bottom of my left foot - I couldn't walk properly for days afterwards :( but it was worth it :)  Now we are talking about where to meet up next year.

I have to go now - thunder and lightning, very, very frightening ;) - I know I'm old fashioned, I always turn the computer off during a storm ;-)

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I hope you have a good day.
Remember, any day doing something you love makes it a good day ;-)

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.


  1. Lovely Tilda fabrics. You clearly had a great time!

  2. What fantastic photos you have taken them all and looks like another spot I should add to my 'To See' List. Looks like a wonderful time was had by all.

  3. I only use mine on battery during a storm. =) What a wonderful experience you described, and you have the pictures to prove it. Nothing like friendship to hold on to!

  4. Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing!


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