Friday, August 5, 2011

Two Nights on Straddie.



Well folks, I have been away for a couple of days again.... This time we were land based on North Stradbroke Island where I used to live and have not been back to for many years.
I immediately fell in love with it all over again.
 The beaches are as stunning as ever..clear blue water...pristine white sand...






The Point Lookout Surf Club has some of the best views in town!


It is whale watching time and this is only shot that I have while waiting for them to breech. It just wasn't going to happen.
Look at those stunning colours of the sea!


The stunning Brahminy Kite was watching everything we did at Amity.

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The tangled web of arterial roots make a stunning display at Home Beach walkway


Beautiful, beautiful bleached wood on the beach.


Delightfully quirky garden display of blue bottles!


We stayed for two nights in this gorgeous one bedroom loft shack at Point Lookout. Just perfect for the two of us. 


A Straddie local fisherman (not my husband!) with a fishing rod and a cold beer - what more would you want?
..and in the middle of winter!






I might just add that my posts on my travels are merely to share these lovely places with you. Hope you enjoy them and have a fabulous weekend.

Pam x

18 comments:

**Anne** said...

WOW, beautiful photos of glorious place. Truly magical. Thank you so much for sharing.
Anne xx

Joolz said...

Your photos are just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Once again I'm so jealous of where you are!!!
How do you find these amazing places.....
Love all your pics to, the one of your partner made me laugh :)

T's Daily Treasures said...

No doubt you had a lovely time in such a beautiful location. Winter is looking fabulous in your neck of the woods. 50 degrees + here most days! :/ I could use that beer. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Makeminemidcentury said...

Can you adopt me, Pam?

Sarah B said...

It looks like the perfect spot to get away to. What a stunning beach! Have a wonderful weekend x

Raine and Sage said...

So much to love. That driftwood. Those bottles. The pelicans. I felt positively relaxed just scrolling through this post. Beautiful. x

vladika said...

Wonderful pics!!! Thank you, Pam!

vladika said...

Wonderful pics! Thank you, Pam!

Junk-it Junction... said...

Wow, I havent been there since my honeymoon, 24 years ago...we didnt stay on the island we stayed on Mackleay Is. It is so gorgeous there, thanks for sharing.

flowersandhome said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I love to read about and see all those far away places in the world. Beautifully bleached driftwood on the beach, and the sky in your last picture, heavenly!
Bye,
Marian

BeachVintage.com said...

Omg pam, wish i knew you were there. Jody lives there and it is an absolute favourite pace of mine. I am always a visitor. A longterm frend of mine grew up there and went to school at dunwich. I am there every other weekend x x

Pondside said...

What a lovely trip that must have been. My favorite time at the beach is wintertime - sometimes it's possible to feel that we're the only ones in the world.

Just Martha said...

Oh Pam, your photos are so stunning. Maybe you should sell them on the side. What do you think? I grew up in the Redlands so Nth Sraddie holds great memories for me. Thanks for the trip!!!!!

Linda said...

Hi again - Update: Just added you to my blog roll!

Happy Saturday!

Linda

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh my goodness...AGAIN..with the beautiful location and the fabulous photos...so jealous of your little holiday..truly those photos are wonderful and I am yet to see whales close enough to get a photo...I wonder if I shall make it this year or next...I want to go to Straddie now.
Kiss Noises Linda

Tiff said...

It looks so beautiful! I must visit again soon! I can't believe you saw whales! How lucky! Hasn't the weather been lovely! I got your email and am a bit excited for you, we must catch up soon! Netball has finished so I finally have my Saturdays back! Happy week! X

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Pam..I really like your travel posts, you've taken some wonderful pics.