Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Holiday Photos

Last week we trundled down to Albany for a glorious week's holiday. Albany is on the south coast of Western Australia and is my very favourite place in the whole world, 15 minutes out of Albany to be precise, in the Lower King/Lower Kalgan semi rural area. One day Steve and I are determined to make the big move out of the city and settle down there on a couple of acres. It's funny, I always feel like I 'fit' when we get there - Albany suits my soul. Anyway, a few snaps....

At the place we stay, apart from 6 cottages scattered amongst the bird filled trees and grass, there is a paddock that houses two pet emus. Meshell and I used them shamelessly for many a photo opportunity. Emus are bizarre looking creatures I think, somewhat prehistoric. And what's with that curly bit on the top of its head!

The town swimming beach is known as Middleton Beach and this is the jetty. It's a beautiful spot.

This is one end of Little Beach, another beautiful spot. The sand is pristine white and the water is perfect aqua blue and the rocks are a divine mix of granity reds and browns.

I was playing around with shallow depth of field photos (when you get a blurry background) and I really like this one of the Willy Wagtail sitting on the fence.

We had a wee incident on the way home. There we were, tootling along at 100km/hr, towing Steve's little boat, when suddenly it seemed like the road had gotten rough. Nah, twas a pulverised tyre on the boat trailer! I've never seen anything so mangled before! It was a bit hairy for Steve changing the tyre on the skinny roadside verge with traffic screaming past at vast speed. But all was well, he and Paul finished the job and we made it home without further dramas.

6 comments:

Sasha said...

It looks gorgeous Dy, and I must admit Albany's one of my favourite spots too. My Scrumptious and I are planning a trip down south soon - when the school hols are over and we can have a bit more of the area to ourselves! Could you recommend the place you stay at? Or any others with that awesome farmy quality? Loved your photo of Mr. William Wagtail, they're one of my favourite little people, those fellows!:)

Dy said...

Sasha, if you like being surrounded by nature and birdlife in a simple but comfortable cottage on the banks of a river, then yes, I absolutely recommend it. We have stayed at Coraki Cottages at least a dozen times over the last 25 years and always love it. Their website is here - http://www.corakicottages.com.au/

feli said...

I went to Albany for the first time last Christmas and I didn't want to come back to Perth. I want to visit there again soon.

Tanya Brown said...

Great shots. The tire, though, is truly spectacular.

The Infamous Gnomes said...

Can we visit you sometime? And will you take us there for a holiday?

Lindi said...

Hi Dy! I see the Gnomes have been creating mischief here, too.
I do apologise for them. They seem to have moved in and made themselves very comfortable.
Your holiday pics look great. When we get to WA, we'll have to go stay at this place. Without the Gnomes!