Sunday, September 18, 2011

Surrounded on the Bay

The shoes were off this weekend and it was time to play.


The first free weekend we have had for a long time. We decided to spend the night out on the bay with Diann who is visiting us for  a few weeks.





We sailed over to Peel Island. This was the place to be... and everyone else had the same idea!  We didn't realise it was the first weekend of the September holidays..aaaaargh!!!!!..... There were boats everywhere!

We were surrounded by the new... 



...and the old...

 ...and the fast and very sleek!


So calm just before dusk last night.


My sister Diann takes the time to relax and take in the day...


and catch up on some sisterly stuff with me!

Hot but gorgeous weather in Brisbane this weekend with more to follow...as the weather man says!
Hoping you all had a good one too!

Pam x

16 comments:

Linda Lilly Cottage said...

Oh it still looks lovely even though you were surrounded!
Gorgoeus photos as usual,hope your weekend was as relaxing as it looks!
Kiss Noises Linda

Ruby & Rose Interiors said...

What a lovely way to catch up with your sister. Hope you had a fantastic weekend. Mx

Makeminemidcentury said...

What a gorgeous last photo! I love it!

It was hot this weekend. I relished it, to be honest.

I bet there were cool breezes on the Bay, though. And aren't the weekends priceless when you're not home during the week?!

Raine and Sage said...

That's the life! The weather has certainly turned itself on for the school holidays, and I'm loving it!
What a great place to be to just shoot the breeze with your sister, enjoy the serenity and NO distractions. x

Naturally Carol said...

Like peas in a pod you are! How delightful to have your sister stay with you, looks like perfect weather for time out.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Pam

Sailing is my idea of the perfect day out. I dream of having sailing lessons then sail around the Helford River in Cornwall...
Lovely photos!
Isabelle x

beachside cottage Linda said...

Beautiful, lovely weekend! So glad you got to share it with your sister - you both look so darling together!

A day on the water - nature's best remedy for everything!

Best Wishes,

Linda
beachside cottage

helen tilston said...

One truly gets away from it all on a boat (I miss our boating days) - once you untie and sail from the dock, it seems all worries are parked. Wonderful image of you and your sister.
Thank you for sharing and the image of tranquil waters is awesome
Helen xx

Cozy Little House said...

The water is such a lovely and serene shade of blue!
Brenda

Delisa said...

Hi Pam! You look like you are having a wonderful time. What a beautiful day to be out on the water! I grew up in California about five miles from the ocean and I really miss it now that I am living in Georgia.

The beach is only about an hour away now, but it is not as easy to just hop in the car and drive down for an evening walk. The little island is so green and pretty. We have lots of small islands off the coast of Georgia too, and they are forested with pine trees, palmettos and large live oaks, dripping with spanish moss.

Most of the larger ones have bridges that you can drive across. It looks very different though because the bays and waterways are all over grown with sweet grass. That is why they say Georgia has such nice shrimp, because they feed on the sweet grass. It is beautiful to see the sunrise over the water and watch as the shrimping boats leave the docks.

Some local craftswomen, take this sweet grass and dry it, weaving it into beautiful baskets. Its so nice to hear that you are having such a good visit with your sister. I bet she loves the new guest room! Delisa :)
P.S. There is a catalog called "Blair" that I came across the other day that has a comforter and pillow sham set with the cabbage roses on the light blue background. It made me think of you and I thought I would pass along the website in case you might like to see it: http://www.blair.com/home.

Fancy Vintage said...

Wow, what a great day! sounds awesome fun, Would so love to do that with my sister and also be in the sunshine, I think the sun passed us by this summer in Wales!
becca x

Jenny said...

What a lovely way to spend the weekend. Hope you had fun. ;-)

Red Rose Alley said...

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~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

{oc cottage} said...

You must have had an awesome time!!!

m ^..^

Tiff said...

Lucky you! It looks glorious!!! You look so relaxed... what a wonderful way to spend the weekend! X

Mimi said...

What a lovely way to spend time with your sister! Mimi xx