The long weekend that was

Geelong vs Collingwood - AFL grandfinal. Day 312/365.

Saturday, 1 October 2011, Day 312/365.

I don’t normally watch football on television. We have an annual outing to an AFL match and I get a large dose of football watching my son play and that’s more than enough for me.

However, it was the AFL grandfinal and if I’m going to watch it that will be about the only time. As our camping trip was postponed by a day due to The Surfer’s son being ill, we parked ourselves in front of the tv and watched the game.

Sunset at Gleesons. Day 313/365.

Sunday, 2 October 2011, Day 313/365.

What a difference a day makes. Early Sunday morning we headed off for our shortened long weekend. At least we missed the traffic! This was the view from our campsite – not bad ey?

On the 'balcony'. Day 314/365.

Monday, 3 October 2011, Day 314/365.

This photo is pretty much the same view but during the day. We were lucky that not many other campers were around the place, apart from our group of course.

It’s amazing how quickly the time goes when you’re camping. I must admit we didn’t rush out of bed in the mornings. Then when we did get up it takes longer to organise breakfast than it would in your own kitchen. All the charm of camping.

I took a facewasher so I could at least wash my face, and cleanse away the night’s sleepiness. I took too many clothes. It’s not worth putting clean things on every day apart from underwear. I would have thought I’d know by now that I only usually wear half of what I take away with me, but no.

By the time breakfast is over and cleaned up we’d decide what to do. We only really had one full day there, and that was the Monday and we went to a nearby beach.

Last year the dolphins came in quite close and swam with the surfers.

Surfing with dolphins at Berry Bay

This year we saw them but they were a lot further out.

The beach we went to is notorious for rips and we told the kids where they were and to stay away from them but sure enough they drifted over into one. Luckily they were fine and it brought them into shore rather than taking them out so all was well. I didn’t learn until recently that you can tell where a rip is because there is breaking water either side of it.

I even went into the water with a borrowed wetsuit. The water would have been too cold for me without it although I did it last year for less than one minute.

By the time we got back to camp it was time to sit and watch our view out to sea while drinking some wine and having some yummy nibbles, oh and collect firewood for the evening fire. I love campfires.

Clear favourite

Move it. Day 310/365.

Thursday, 29 September 2011, Day 310/365.

Electricity. Day 311/365.

Friday, 30 September 2011, Day 311/365.

Doing this photo a day project means I’m always looking for the next photo opportunity and seeing what’s around me that I can take photos of.

Some days I really like what I’ve chosen as photo of the day and others not so much.

I’ve got a clear favourite from the two above. What’s yours? I wonder if it’s different.

Wordless (wet) Wednesday

Wet Wednesday morning. Day 309/365.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, Day 309/365.

This is from a week ago as the date above suggests. Tis not much better today (one week later).

This is supposed to be Wordless Wednesday too (oops).

Blue balloons

Blue balloons. Day 308/365.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, Day 308/365.

Walking through Rundle Mall last Tuesday lots of kids had blue balloons. I wondered where they came from and then I saw these. I think it was a promotion for Rundle Mall.

I also think they were giving away cupcakes. My first thought was free food. My second and final thought was, no, I wouldn’t have one and that thought ruled.


Cloudy. Day 307/365.

Monday, 26 September 2011, Day 307/365.

There’s something about clouds that fascinate me.

I look up at them and never get sick of them and wish I could join them sometimes.

The only time I’ve gotten really close was when I skydived in New Zealand and we went through clouds during the freefall. That was scarily spectacular.

Looking back through my photos I can see there is a bit of a cloud theme:

Before the storms rolled in. Day 16/365.


Flying over snow

Sunset over Hardwicke Bay

Wishful thinking

Strawberry and cream sponge cake. Day 305/365.

Saturday, 24 September 2011, Day 305/365.

I don’t think I need to say too much more about this. Sponge cake, fresh whipped cream and strawberries. The sponge could have been a bit spongier but otherwise it was delicious.

Trigs. Day 306/365.

Sunday, 25 September 2011, Day 306/365.

See how blue the sky is here? I’m hoping one week later, ie today, that it is this blue. By the time this is published we will be camping and the weather doesn’t promise to be that good this weekend. Fingers crossed for us, please. Thank you.

Multitasking – boys can do it

Multitasking. Day 304/365.

Friday, 23 September 2011, Day 304/365.

There’s a rumour going around that boys/men can’t multitask. I put it to you that it is men that have spread this rumour so they have a good excuse to get out of doing things requested of them by women.

I’ve seen evidence that males can multitask. I’ve caught out my boyfriend doing just that and he’s sworn me to silence so as not to ruin the myth that men can’t multitask. Sorry I’m breaking my silence.

In other evidence, I’ve seen my son playing his DS with the computer on his lap and the tv on too. This could be related more to his generation having short atttention spans and the like because they’ve so many electronic things to ‘stimulate’ them.

So girls, don’t let them fool you. Our menfolk can multitask when they choose.