Sunday, July 31, 2011

At the Beach...

For the past five days we have been anchored out at the Sand Hills at the southern end of Moreton Island.  An amazing sand island on our doorstep, accessible by boat and passenger and vehicle barges.
Pristine white sand and clear waters. Need I go on? I will let these images tell the story of what we found this week.


Yep! We walked up these dunes and over to the surfside.

When the tide goes out at this anchorage there is a vast sandbank area to explore...


Plenty of starfish...


Massive armys of blue soldier crabs appear and march in unison with each other. Honestly, it is so quiet here that you can actually hear them moving.


Sunsets are so much better on the water and last night's did not disappoint.

Going...


Still going...


nearly gone...


gone...


 
Back to the real world now - no food in the house as this kids have been home...grocery shopping here we come!!

26 comments:

Thea said...

Looks gorgeous! Funny because I just walked past the pony club yesterday and they were advertising Moreton Island on a billboard and I was thinking how nice it would be to go. It's been about 20 years since I've been. I don't like travelling long distances when we have so much beauty around us. x

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh i love Moreton Bay, this is just a beautiful & how beautiful to see if from the anchor, lovely!! Love Posie

Liz said...

Oh wow - what fantastic photographs! Looks amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

A Treasured Past said...

Amazing!! They are the most fantastic photos.

Kade was very interested in the blue soldier crab and the starfish (he was reading over my shoulder) and was wanting to see more, he misses going to the beach.

Did you have fun grocery shopping??? Have a great week, Tam

Olive and Esther said...

Pam, gorgeous photos!! amazing sunset!!

Ruby & Rose Interiors said...

Dear Pam ~ I checked in earlier today and wondered where you were! Gorgeous photographs ~ I can almost smell the salty air. Mx

Rose H (UK) said...

Well! I'm just about green with envy now..
Superb photos, what more can I say? (Other than glad you had a lovely break!)
Don't get too stressed now reality hits.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I'm so jealous!!! Looks so beautiful and peaceful.... oh I think I need a holiday.

Makeminemidcentury said...

Oh Pam, that is absolutely heavenly.

I think I'd give up my dislike of boats for what you've just experienced!

Just beautiful photos! And that sunset! Thank you.

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh my Pam, oh my, heavenly glorious photos what a wonderful 5 days you must have had. The sunset is amazing...I really do feel sorry for you, having to put up with such gorgeousness.
Thanks for sharing...I adore this post.
Kiss Noises Linda

Just Martha said...

I feel relaxed just looking at your beautiful photos. Looks like you had fun...

Joolz said...

I'm so going there one of these days! Your photos are awesome!

**Anne** said...

WOW, these are some photos Pam. I love the starfish and the sunsets. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Anne xx

Deb said...

What a beautiful place! Those sea creatures don't look real.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Now thats a beach scene!

Sarah B said...

Oh my! What a stunning spot! Your photography is beautiful too! I haven't seen blue soldier crabs before, ours are just brown.
Have a lovely week xx

Stylish Settings said...

You've gotta love Moreton. Great photos.
Enjoy
Kylie

The Muse of The Day said...

Beautiful, really beautiful. I am glad that you included telling us that it was so quiet there that you could actually hear the blue soldier crabs moving. That, coupled with your gorgeous photos, transported me completely. Carolina

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Pam..The whiteness of the sand is incredible...and the pics of the starfish and crab are amazing. Aren't they beautiful in their own environments! Just the experience you need to refresh and recharge you for the coming weeks.

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog and I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything ‘beachy’. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
x
Melissah

theoldboathouse said...

Hey Pam, Great pics. Hope you got a treat at the shops and not just all the boring things. xx Katherine

Tiff said...

What stunning shots Pam! It looks so glorious! And this is winter!!! We are so lucky here!
Happy week! x

Mandy said...

Pam
What a wonderful trip to take. Your photos are stunning. xxx

A-L said...

Hello from Finland:) Just so beautiful!!!
Take care you there.

Junk-it Junction... said...

What a life you have...love it, and the pics are gorgeous.Just read your new post, and I can relate with the sd card.I too, had to find and pay for a program to retrieve pics !

Linda said...

Unreal, gorgeous photos! That sand is so white and love the starfish---these could go in a magazine!!!

Best Wishes,

Linda
beachside cottage