Saturday, August 3, 2013

Big Day Out with PACC

Last weekend a Big Day Out was organised by my camera club.

I designed the flyer ;-)

It was a huge ask for Mr Fixit - getting up at 'sparrow fart' (6.30 am) on a Sunday!  but the day turned out great - a little chilly in the morning, but the sun shone most of the day, so much so I ended up taking my jacket off, and a great day was had by all!

Warped Selfie
linking with Weekend Reflections

Carousel Horses

Photographer Reflections

Mr Fixit grabbed my camera and took this blackmail photo ;-) 
 This is me, talking to my friend Lynn (with her back to the camera) - I realised when I got home that night, that the last time I had been on that particular carousel was possibly the early 70's - I had forgotten just how fast it went (and the operator only had it running at half speed ;-) )

PACC  Big Day Out Group Shot - Taken by Paula McManus

Colours of Australia
After we left the Carousel, we went for a short walk and this Life Saver tower just screamed at me to take a picture ;-)  For the next hour or so, I had the Baywatch theme music running through my head ...........

I’ll be ready (I’ll be ready)
Never you fear (no don’t you fear)
I’ll be ready 
Forever and always
I’m always here.

The visit to the Aviation Museum was more interesting that I expected, but I think Mr Fixit enjoyed it a bit more than I did.

You could actually get inside some of the planes!

Lunch was great, 23 people were fed relatively quickly at The Railway Hotel, then we had a wander around the Port Markets - it was about 3.00 pm, when we both confessed to each other we were so very tired ;-) - it had indeed been a Big Day Out!

I wanted to go on the cruise, but I get so seasick, so easily - I get seasick walking on a jetty!  So we decided to forego the cruise.  We watched the rest of our group board the boat, and as we were pulling out of the carpark, we had a great idea to drive over the one of the docks and take some photos of them going under the Diver Derrick Bridge - Mr Fixit spent some time on the underside of that bridge as it was being built as part of his job with Civil & Environmental Engineering Faculty at Adelaide University.

photographers taking photos of photographers (see last photo)

Mr Fixit took the above two photos - he has a bigger zoom than me ;-)

(click to view bigger)

this photo was taken by fellow club member Paula ;-)
(seen taking this photo in the first photo displayed above)

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. Love the carousel photos. Looks like a great time was had by all!

  2. The reflection on the carousel are amazing, but all of your pics are interesting : thanks for the lovely sharing.

  3. Very cool shots and great reflections!


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