Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sad goodbye to the Island

After yesterdays storms and wild seas, one ferry took an hour and a half to make the crossing which is normally 45 minutes, we were so pleased to wake up and find calm seas. Sunny and a lovely crossing although we have been cloudy with a bit of rain since we got home. Max was wild with joy to see us and even George seemed pleased. I have almost finished unpacking and cleaning up the mess that George had created, and John has, once more, blown a huge amount of fallen leaves away so all looks vaguely respectable. I think I will sleep well tonight, packing up one house and then unpacking again takes its toll.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wild day again

A bit of an interesting day,first of all the water went off early, no showers, they have been working on the road below us and they cut the water main, then they got the wrong fittings so it wasnt until mid afternoon until it came back on. So windy and horrid we stayd in until I couldnt stand it and we went over to another of my favorite beaches, antechamber bay, no one there, the sand was a bit difficult to walk on and then it began raining so there are a few spots on my photos but it blew the cobwebs away and was lovely. Slowly packing up as we go on the 10.30 ferry tomorrow, I hope it is calmer than today!! so sad to be going but life rolls on.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Wandering again

A bucket of fish from yesterday and today we braved the very bony roads down to D'estrees Bay in the ute. Half way thete we remembered neither of us had our phones, thank goodness nothing disastrous happened to two fairly elderly ladies on their own. Lots of sea weed on the beach and the tide was high and the roads really were bone shakers but we managed it and up to the honey farm where we bought chocolate and an ice cream each (delicious) over to American river where we had a coffee each and half a blt each and watched the fellows come in, caught up with them and then home where I am typing this. The wind is up... again. Oh well there are fish for dinner. Off to do some sewing, a teeny tiny elephant.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Walked down to the township to get milk this morning. Not a lot going on in Penneshaw.

Not a lot going on on my early morning walk to buy milk, the sleepy reflection of time gone by on the wall by the oval and down to the beach from what I call the main street. Its the one with the shop and the post office any way. Sun and a much nicer day today so I am doing a bit of sketching and sewing. I dont have to go and do anything if I dont want to. Only thing is the sound of earth moving equipment as they repair the road along the front, it got washed away in the storm a week or so ago. Some how I dont mind the sound, some one else is working! I am on holiday. Just hope the fellows get some fish.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fun on the beach this morning

Very wild and windy weather again this morning, I went down to the beach early, photos really dont show what it was like but the last photo of the ferry coming in shows a very rocky looking ferry. I caught the terns flying, as I walked up the beach they moved along with me, Not sure if this is the best photo but it shows them all taking off. I rather liked the rope on the pole and the first photo was as it was just as I stepped onto the beach. I came off the beach feeling slightly sea sick, it was battering. we went to lunch at Dudley winery today and had a great lunch, the boys did go to the Chapman River and fished, they got about 3 bream and of all things a salmon trout. At least that was sheltered. I think they were a getting cabin fever.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Odds and ends from this morning

It was too windy for the fishing fellows to go out, so a grounded boat, the bay, the lovely sky line from the end of the road and our neighbours lovely fish sculpture. Hard to get every one moving this morning, so disruptive, M and I are used to doing our own thing without them around!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Yesterday and today.

for some reason my computer over rode things and has gone to windows 10, which I didnt want but its done now. We walked the beach yesterday and found odd dead things like the dead spiny toady (fish). Then today we had another wander and dropped into look at a little cafe that had a lovely garden. Cactus and succulents do well here. It was very still today so the fellows caught fish. I am tired.